Intergenerational bargaining and wealth flows in the era of HIV/AIDS: emerging trends in Old Naledi-Gaborone, Botswana
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge), http://jir.ucsur.pitt.edu/
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Based on the intergenerational wealth flows conceptual framework, this paper investigates how the AIDS pandemic threatens to disrupt the transfer of resources between generations by using a typical low income urban area in sub-Saharan Africa as a case study. It explores the everyday living conditions of orphans, their guardians, and the primary home caregivers, with the intention of gaining a deeper insight into their current and future life chances, as a result of parental morbidity and mortality due to HIV/AIDS. The research employs a qualitative methodology and relies on documentary information from secondary sources. Short- and long-term recommendations on how to mitigate the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS on wealth transfers among the affected populations are suggested based on the study findings.