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Document Type
Working Papers
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Education, HIV/AIDS
Kenya DHS, 2003
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Mishra, Vinod, Fred Arnold, Fredrick Otieno, Anne Cross, and Rathavuth Hong. 2005. Educational and Nutritional Status of Orphans and Children of HIV-Infected Parents in Kenya. DHS Working Papers No 24. Calverton, Maryland, USA: ORC Macro.
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Publication Date
August 2005
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This report examines how school attendance and nutritional status differ between orphaned and fostered children and between children of HIV-infected parents and non HIV- infected parents in Kenya. The analysis is based on data on 2,756 children age 0-4 and 4,172 children age 6-14 included in the 2003 Kenya DHS. Results show that orphaned and fostered children age 6-14 are significantly less likely to be attending school than non- orphaned, non-fostered children of HIV- negative parents. Children of HIV-infected parents are significantly less likely to be attending school, more likely to be malnourished and less likely to receive treatment for ARI and diarrhea than children of non-HIV-infected parents. Children of non- HIV-infected single mothers are more disadvantaged in nutrition, health care, and school than children who live with both non- HIV-infected parents.


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