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The socio-economic situation of orphans and vulnerable children in Dessie Town, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Du Plessis, G. E. Hamza, Endris Hussien 2012-10-08T09:28:05Z 2012-10-08T09:28:05Z 2011-11
dc.description.abstract This study was a situation analysis of the socio-economic conditions of orphans and vulnerable children in Dessie Town. Specifically the study assessed the educational attainment, economic status, social isolation, adjustment, discrimination and psycho-social status of OVCs, the characteristics of the care-givers of OVCs and the support systems for OVCs. Therefore, 270 OVCs, 130 guardians and 4 OVCs service-providing organisations were selected as respondents. A survey research design was used. The study found that OVCs and their households faced problems such as school dropout, low educational performance; economic and food insecurity, lack of adequate clothing; social isolation and emotional hardships due to separation of siblings; discrimination, and neglect. Children’s housing conditions, toilet facilities, and access to clean water and health facilities were poor. The majority of guardians were unemployed and unable to fulfil the needs of the OVCs in their care. It is recommended that support systems for OVCs be strengthened. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 148 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Orphans en
dc.subject Vulnerable children en
dc.subject Dessie Town en
dc.subject Ethiopia en
dc.subject Socio-economic appraisal en
dc.subject.ddc 362.730963
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Child welfare -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Care -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Services for -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Social work with children -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Abandoned children -- Services for -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Abandoned children -- Care -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Economic aspects -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Children of AIDS patients -- Ethiopia
dc.title The socio-economic situation of orphans and vulnerable children in Dessie Town, Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Sociology en M.A. (Sociology)

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