Children, Youth and Development

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"Children, Youth and Development focuses on the ways in which changes in development theory and practice have impacted on young people's lives and considers the influence of the differing geographical and social contexts in which young people live. This text addresses issues that preoccupy children and youth, or dominate policies towards them, with topics as diverse as health, education, child labour, youth unemployment, street children and child soldiers. Finally, the book examines how children and youth, as bearers of rights and with the enthusiasm and energy to bring about change, can be enabled to participate in 'development'." This textbook contains numerous student-friendly features, including boxed case studies from across the Third World, summaries of key ideas, discussion questions and annotated guides to further resources on each chapter's main topics, as well as diagrams, tables, maps and photographs.
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'An excellent and welcome overview of the diversity of children and young people's experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Children, Youth and Development is a comprehensive, accessible and timely text.' Samantha Punch, University of Stirling, UK

'Children, Youth and Development provides a groundbreaking look at the complex and diverse ways in which children and young people are affected by and play a role in global economic, social and political processes.'Sarah J. Halvorson, University of Montana, USA

'Children, Youth and Development provides a compendium of extremely useful and well evidenced information to challenge assumptions, and a thorough picture of how it is to be a child/young person today in the world.' – Jo Trelfa, College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, UK

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Meet the Author

Nicola Ansell is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Brunel University.

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Table of Contents

1 Global models of childhood and youth 8
2 'Development', globalisation and poverty as contexts for growing up 38
3 Changing cultural contexts 63
4 Health : ensuring survival and well-being? 91
5 Education 126
6 Work : exploiting children, empowering youth? 158
7 Children in especially difficult circumstances 192
8 Rights, participation, activism and power 225
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