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AIDS-affected young people’s access to livelihood assets: Exploring ‘new variant famine’ in rural southern Africa

Ansell, Nicola and Hajdu, Flora and van Blerk, Lorraine and Robson, Elsbeth (2016). AIDS-affected young people’s access to livelihood assets: Exploring ‘new variant famine’ in rural southern Africa. Journal of rural studies. 46, 23-34
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.05.008

Abstract

The 'new variant famine' hypothesis suggests AIDS is contributing to food insecurity in southern Africa. Proposed causal mechanisms include a loss of livelihood assets and skills, brought about through AIDS' impacts on children's access to inherited property and intergenerationally-transferred knowledge. This paper employs a sustainable livelihoods framework to examine how AIDS is impacting on young people's access to assets and skills in two southern African countries: Malawi and Lesotho. Drawing on qualitative research with rural youth, the paper shows that AIDS affects some young people's access to some livelihood assets, but does not do so in a systematic or predictable way, nor are its impacts invariably negative. The broader cultural and institutional context is of key importance. The paper also demonstrates the need for the sustainable livelihoods framework to take greater account of the temporalities of livelihoods, and in particular the significance of lifecourse and generation.

Authors/Creators:Ansell, Nicola and Hajdu, Flora and van Blerk, Lorraine and Robson, Elsbeth
Title:AIDS-affected young people’s access to livelihood assets: Exploring ‘new variant famine’ in rural southern Africa
Series/Journal:Journal of rural studies (0743-0167)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:46
Page range:23-34
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0743-0167
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E50 Rural sociology and social security
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Keywords:Children, HIV, Livelihoods, Rural, Youth, Southern Africa
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4128
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4128
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Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000380593500003
ID Code:14264
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:26 Apr 2017 11:32
Metadata Last Modified:26 Apr 2017 11:32

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