Orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are at increased risk of moving household and of dropping out of school. However, the relationship between child migration and school enrolment has not been established. Multivariable regression models and prospective data from a cohort of children in Manicaland, Zimbabwe, were used to investigate the effect of migration on school enrolment. Children who had moved household were at increased risk of dropping out of school after adjusting for orphan status, relationship to primary caregiver, and household wealth. Interventions are needed to ensure that children who migrate are re-enrolled in school.
Pufall, E.; Nyamukapa, C.; Robertson, L.; Mushore, P.G.; Takaruza, A.; Gregson, S. Migration as a risk factor for school dropout amongst children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS: a prospective study in eastern Zimbabwe. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies (2015) 10 (3) 179-191. [DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2015.1034799]