Predicting the social consequences of orphanhood in South Africa.

  title={Predicting the social consequences of orphanhood in South Africa.},
  author={Rachel Bray},
  journal={African journal of AIDS research : AJAR},
  volume={2 1},
This paper examines and questions the predictions found in the academic and policy literature of social breakdown in southern Africa in the wake of anticipated high rates of orphanhood caused by the AIDS epidemic. Analysis of the logic underlying these predictions reveals four causal relationships necessary to fulfil such dramatic and apocalyptic predictions: High AIDS mortality rates will produce high numbers of orphans. These orphans will become children who do not live in appropriate social… CONTINUE READING
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