Alloparenting in the context of AIDS in southern Africa: complex strategies for care
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
|Title||Substitute parents: biological and social perspectives on alloparenting in human societies|
|Editors||Gillian Bentley, Ruth Mace|
|Number of pages||25|
|Name||Studies of the Biosocial Society|
This chapter examines the various mechanisms by which alloparenting occurs in the context of the AIDS pandemic in southern Africa. The chapter begins by discussing the impacts of AIDS on children and their families and then, using the concept of the inter-generational contract, considers the effect this is having on the care arrangements of orphans. The remainder of the chapter focuses on the findings from empirical research.