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The Relationships Between Violence in Childhood and Educational Outcomes: A Global Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis

January 18, 2018

Violence in childhood is an important development challenge for many countries. This article is the first to address the association globally between violence in childhood on educational outcomes. It incorporates systematic reviews and meta-analyses and identifies 67 and 43 studies respectively from 21 countries to decipher the relationship between different forms of violence in childhood… View Article

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Violence against children in South Africa: the cost of inaction to society and the economy

January 16, 2018

Violence against children is known to have adverse health outcomes and to be a risk factor for unhealthy behavior and subsequent violence toward others. This research takes the statistics on violence against children in South Africa and models the cost of inaction. The costing exercise gives some really useful economic arguments about all forms of… View Article

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Cash transfers and HIV/HSV-2 prevalence: a replication of a cluster randomized trial in Malawi

January 9, 2018

This study replicated research which was published in The Lancet in 2012: Effect of a cash transfer programme for schooling on prevalence of HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in Malawi: a cluster randomised trial. The replication included three objectives: perform a pure replication, a measurement and estimation analysis (MEA) and a theory of change… View Article

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Social service systems for vulnerable children and families in low- and middle-income countries: Establishing definitions and key components

January 8, 2018

This study reviews existing literature on the definitions and components of social service systems and provides an analysis of data from key informants in the field of global social welfare. The purpose of the study was to propose system definitions and components which could help to move the field of global social welfare forward.

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