Exploring Factors Associated with Educational Outcomes for Orphan and Abandoned Children in India.


Journal Article

India has more than 25 million orphan and abandoned children (UNICEF, 2012). The burden of care for these OAC is on caregivers that are often ill equipped to meet their needs due to inadequate assets. Previous studies suggest that in communities with limited resources, OAC residing with non-biological caregivers are more at risk than those fostered by a biological parent. This study explores the association of caregiver and child characteristics with OAC educational outcome in India. The analysis was conducted using hierarchical logistic regression. The findings have implications for practice and policy in the global child welfare field.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sinha, A; Lombe, M; Saltzman, LY; Whetten, K; Whetten, R; Positive Outcomes for Orphans Research Team,

Published Date

  • March 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 32

PubMed ID

  • 27088068

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27088068

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2196-8799

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2196-8799

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s40609-016-0043-7


  • eng