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Title: Parents and Children in ‘Empty Shell’ Families: A Case Study on Selected Families Residing In Addis Ababa
Authors: Aissetu, Barry
Advisors: Prof. Sandhya Jhoshi
Keywords: Parents and Children
Empty Shell’ Families
Copyright: Jun-2006
Date Added: 7-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: ‘Empty-shell’ family is a family setting where couples have no more sexual and emotional ties while they are still living together under the same roof with their children. This research is a case study that incorporates 15 individuals who are from five families, i.e. five couples who are parents and five children. The research tries to assess the causes that prompt families to be an ‘empty-shell’ and consequences of being in ‘empty- shell’ families on parents and their children. Furthermore, the underlying reasons why parents choose to stay in ‘empty shell’ families are assessed and the implication of social work for ‘empty-shell’ families is identified. This paper has also taken into consideration the ethical and cultural issues.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2768
Appears in:Thesis - Social Work

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