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Poverty, economic strengthening, and mental health among AIDS orphaned children in Uganda: Mediation model in a randomized clinical trial

Leyla Karimli, Fred M. Ssewamala, Torsten B. Neilands, Christine R. Wells and Laura Gauer Bermudez

Social Science & Medicine, 2019, vol. 228, issue C, 17-24

Abstract: Some evidence points to the positive effects of asset accumulation programs on mental health of children living in low-resource contexts. However, no evidence exists as to why and how such impact occurs. Our study aims to understand whether child poverty, child work, and household wealth serve as pathways through which the economic strengthening intervention affects the mental health of AIDS-orphaned children.

Keywords: Randomized controlled trial; AIDS orphans; Adolescent mental health; Asset accumulation programs; Economic strengthening; Mediation; Child poverty; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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