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Earning a living on the margins: Begging, street work and the socio-spatial experiences of children in Addis Ababa
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Department of Geography.
2008 (English)In: Geografiska Annaler - Series B Human Geography, ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 90, no 3, 271-284 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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2008. Vol. 90, no 3, 271-284 p.
URN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-3588DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0467.2008.292.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-3588DiVA: diva2:123903
Available from: 2008-03-31 Created: 2008-03-31 Last updated: 2011-12-12Bibliographically approved
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1. Ethiopian childhoods: a case study of the lives of orphans and working children
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethiopian childhoods: a case study of the lives of orphans and working children
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
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This thesis explores two aspects of contemporary childhoods –orphanhood and children’s work – in Ethiopia. By drawing on case studies from Gedeo (rural) and Addis Ababa (urban), I discuss how children and young people negotiate their lives in respect of changing politicoeconomic and socio-cultural contexts. The study is framed in the light of poverty, the shifting livelihood trajectories of families and the growth in the number of orphans. In Ethiopia, there are about 5 million orphans, of whom 1.5 million (30%) have become so due to HIV/AIDS (UNICEF, 2003). According to UNICEF, the proportion of the latter in relation to the total number of orphans is increasing alarmingly. Little is known about how these children grow up and how the extended family system is coping with the impacts of the epidemic.

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Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap og teknologiledelse, 2008
Doctoral theses at NTNU, ISSN 1503-8181 ; 2008:42
urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-2016 (URN)978-82-471-6745-8 (ISBN)
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Paper II reproduced with kind permission of Elsevier, sciencedirect.comAvailable from: 2008-03-31 Created: 2008-03-31Bibliographically approved

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