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Widowhood, remarriage and migration during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Uganda

Ntozi, James P. M


Recently the levels of widowhood have increased in countries of sub-Saharan Africa that are afflicted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This paper reviews the cultures of several societies in Uganda in relation to the treatment of widows. Using a data set based on a sample of 1797 households covering east, south and western Uganda, the study finds higher proportions of widows than widowers. Over half of widowers compared to one quarter of widows remarry. Reasons for remarriages of widowers and widows...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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