1st Edition

Urban Children Distress

By

Blanc




ISBN 9782881246234
Published March 31, 1994 by Routledge
512 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

This book describes how deprived urban children and their families and communities try to cope with scarcity, neglect and discrimination. It communicates the smell, the sweat, the agonies and the occasional triumphs of the poor in their day-to-day struggle for a rightful share of human dignity.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Brazil: A New Concept of Childhood 3. Philippines: Urban Communities and Their Fight for Survival 4. India: Urban Poverty, Children and Participation 5. Kenya: The Urban Threat for Women and Children 6. Italy: Where are Children on the City Agenda? 7. Some Comparative Urban Trends: Street, Work, Homelessness, Schooling and Family Survival Strategies 8. Innovative Policies and Programmes: Lessons Learned Cristina Szanton Blanc

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