IBADAN JOURNAL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 8, No. 1, 2010
Pages 31-46

DOI: 10.36108/ijss/0102.80.0130

Estimating the Effects of HIV/AIDS on Orphanhood and School Enrolment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Roseline O. Ozegbe and M. Adetunji Babatunde

Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, !badan, Nigeria

Abstract

This study examined the impact of AIDS on the prevalence of orphanhood, and its implications for human capital development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) between 2000 and 2004, using data from various demographic and health surveys. It was found that there was a significant negative relationship between school enrolment and being an AIDS orphan, irrespective of gender consideration. In addition, empirical evidence suggests that paternal AIDS orphans suffer more deprivation than other groups of orphans.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Orphans, Poverty, School enrolment, sub-Saharan Africa

 

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