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Trends in the Burden of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zimbabwe: Evidence from National Household Surveys, 1994-2006 (English)

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This study is a Working Paper from MEASURE DHS on statistics from Zimbabwe. It assesses trends in the prevalence and status of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) based on data from 2005-06, 1999, and 1994 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys (ZDHS). Study results showed that the prevalence of orphans, fostered children, and child-headed households has increased in recent years. As expected, orphans, fostered children, and children living in households with no adults age 18-59 are generally less likely to be attending school compared with the reference group.

Publisher: ICF International, MEASURE DHS
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Zimbabwe
Audiences: Policymakers, Program Managers, Researchers
Topic Area: Orphans & Affected Families
Resource Type: Research Summaries and Reviews