Kin Care and Perceptions of Equity among Ugandan Youth
George, Laurel; Roby, Jini
Children receiving kin care in Sub-Saharan Africa are at risk for differential treatment, especially where household resources are scarce. Using Pearson χ2 and multinomial logistic regression, we investigated whether such disparity exists within households receiving agency oversight and services designed to protect such children and preserve family households. We use existing data from face-to-face interviews with Ugandan youth age 8 to 18 (N = 518) and their caregivers to examine whether differences exist in child-perceived equity of food distribution and work requirements by type of family relatedness to caregiver. Income, but not relatedness, was negatively associated with food inequity, but relatedness was associated with perceived disparity in distribution of work among household children.