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Title:Coping or Struggling? A Journey into the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author:Rugalema, Gabriel
Year:2000
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Volume:27
Issue:86
Period:December
Pages:537-545
Language:English
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:AIDS
rural households
Health and Nutrition
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03056240008704488
http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=41539155871AE0D9554B
Abstract:Analysis of the effects of AIDS-induced morbidity and mortality on rural livelihoods, particularly in East and southern Africa, has gathered pace in the last two decades. However, the tendency to analyse many of the effects of the AIDS epidemic under the rubric of coping strategies needs critical appraisal. In this article the question is posed as a basis for exploring whether the concept of 'coping strategies' is capable of explaining reality on the ground or has merely become a convenient escape route for academics and policymakers. It is argued that in areas hard hit by AIDS, the concept of coping strategies is of limited value in explaining household experience and may divert policymakers from the enormity of the emergency. Bibliogr., note, sum.
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