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Understanding the Psychosocial Well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC): The Intersection of Research and Policy

dc.contributor.author Zhou, Grace
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-07T17:14:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-07T17:14:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-07
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/5386
dc.description 2012 Durden Prize Finalist
dc.description.abstract This paper identifies the demographic and behavioral predictors that influence the psychosocial health of orphans. A study was conducted using data from 1,851 children across six sites in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, and Tanzania, who are enrolled in the Positive Outcomes for Orphans Study (POFO). The quantitative analysis found that maternal orphans, double orphans, and children who engage in labor outside of the home were particularly vulnerable to psychosocial distress. In addition, the multivariate models showed that variations in site and living arrangements were significantly associated with the subjects’ psychosocial outcomes. By synthesizing these findings with literature on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), this paper recommends forging an international framework for psychosocial programming and tailoring country-level programs to address the individual, social, and cultural predictors of psychosocial distress.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject orphans and vulnerable children (OVC)
dc.subject psychosocial well-being
dc.subject psychosocial predictors
dc.subject National Plan of Action for OVC (NPA)
dc.title Understanding the Psychosocial Well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC): The Intersection of Research and Policy
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department Public Policy Studies


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