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Grandparenting in southern Africa: what the elders see while sitting the young ones standing on their toes won't see

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:43:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:43:44Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11080
dc.description.abstract The scope of this chapter is limited to the Southern African region with a special focus on South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The main theme of this chapter is how grandparents continue to act as anchors for families in this region. Although the HIV/AIDS epidemic may have exacerbated the situation, it is important to note that care for grandchildren by grandparents and other members of the extended family pre-dates the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. As noted above in the case story, grandparents can assume the roles of primary parents, and do not have the luxury and time just to be story- tellers. The current economic climate has meant that numbers of unemployed young adults have increased in the region, and this has resulted in a widened gap between the rich and poor. Seen in this context, the role played by grandparents to sustain families is invaluable. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject GRANDPARENTS en
dc.title Grandparenting in southern Africa: what the elders see while sitting the young ones standing on their toes won't see en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Grandparents in cultural context en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Shwalb, W. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Hossain, Z. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9876 en
dc.PageNumber 269-296 en
dc.outputnumber 8786 en
dc.bibliographictitle Makiwane, M., Gumede, N.A. & Makiwane, M. (2018) Grandparenting in southern Africa: what the elders see while sitting the young ones standing on their toes won't see. In: Shwalb, W. & Hossain, Z. (eds).<i>Grandparents in cultural context</i>. New York: Routledge. 269-296. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Makiwane, M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Gumede, N.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makiwane, M. en


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