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The Gendered Experiences of Children in Child-headed Households in Swaziland

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Abstract(English): This study investigated the gender dynamics of living in child-headed households (CHHs) in a rural area in Swaziland that experiences high levels of drought, poverty and HIV and AIDS. Using a qualitative research methodology, the study examined ways in which children in CHHs meet their daily family needs and address their vulnerabilities according to their gender, focusing on the experiences of the children. The study sample consisted of 10 households, with 5 boy and 5 girl-headed households from the chiefdoms within the area. A semi-structured interview guide was used to conduct interviews in the respondents? own homes. The study focused on the gendered coping strategies used by the children to sustain their household welfare. Three factors were examined: leadership, food provision and education. The findings show that birth order conferred headship or leadership to the eldest sibling irrespective of their gender. Variations in the performance of the three factors, which were...
Authors: Mkhatshwa, Nozipho
Type: Journal article
Link: https://doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2017.1387579
Language: English
Subject: CHILDREN
FEMININITY
GENDER
MASCULINITY
RESILIENCE
VULNERABILITY
Link to Fulltext/Resources: http://library.africa-union.org/gendered-experiences-children-child-headed-households-swaziland




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