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TitleThe Socioeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Outcomes in Uganda: School Enrolment and the Schooling Gap in 2002/03
AuthorKasirye, Ibrahim ; Hisali, Eria
SubjectHIV and Aids
Date of Publication2008
PublisherEconomic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Number of Pages36 pages
Geographical CoverageUganda
KeywordsEducation, Economic Growth
AbstractDue to high prime-age mortality in Uganda, a result of the HIV/AIDS scourge, the number of children who have lost at least one parent continues to rise in the country. The increase in numbers of orphans has challenged the overall socio-protection mechanisms and in particular threatens the country’s ability to achieve education development targets. Using the 2002/03 Uganda National Household Survey, this study investigates the impact of parental death—from HIV/AIDS as well as causes on the school enrolment and grade for age school progression. We find that HIV/AIDS orphans are not significantly less likely to continue schooling but are by far more likely to fall below their appropriate grade. On the other hand, we find that all orphans—regardless of cause of parental death are less likely to continue schooling and the gaps in enrolment decreases at higher levels of household welfare status—poor orphans are significantly less likely to continue schooling.
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