Why must so many children in today's cities struggle just to survive each day, and what programs and policies most effectively help them? In 1989, the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) began a three-year project to answer these and other questions vital to the well-being of urban children around the world. Based on fieldwork in Brazil, Philippines, India, Kenya, and Italy, this volume uncovers the desperate situations and the resilience of street and working children, and their families, offering critiques and recommendations for national, municipal and community action.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of ContentsBrazil: A New Concept of Childhood
Philippines: Urban Communities and Their Fight for Survival
India: Urban Poverty, Children and Participation
Kenya: The Urban Threat to Women and Children
Italy: Where are Children on the City Agenda?
Some Comparative Urban Trends: Street, Work, Homelessness, Schooling and Family Survival Strategies
Innovative Policies and Programmes: Lessons Learned