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Orphanhood and mistreatment drive children to leave home – A study from early AIDS-affected Kagera region, Tanzania

Olsson, Jeanette; Höjer, Staffan; Nyström, Lennarth and Emmelin, Maria LU (2017) In International Social Work 60(5). p.1218-1232
Abstract

The aim of this mixed-method study was to explore the trajectories of leaving home, and views and experiences among children and youth in the Kagera region in Tanzania, who have lived on the streets or been domestic workers. The main results showed that orphanhood and mistreatment were the main reasons for leaving home: few children lived with their parents before they left, and leaving home was a complex process over several years where three trajectories were identified. The children who had left home showed strong agency and competency but lived in vulnerable conditions, especially young children living on the streets.

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Child domestic workers, HIV/AIDS, orphans, street children, Tanzania
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International Social Work
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60
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5
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15 pages
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0020-8728
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10.1177/0020872816641751
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English
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  author       = {Olsson, Jeanette and Höjer, Staffan and Nyström, Lennarth and Emmelin, Maria},
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  series       = {International Social Work},
  title        = {Orphanhood and mistreatment drive children to leave home – A study from early AIDS-affected Kagera region, Tanzania},
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  volume       = {60},
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