Children, Youth and Development

By Nicola Ansell

© 2005 – Routledge

304 pages | 87 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Children constitute a large part of the population of developing countries. Throughout the developing world, experiences of childhood are extremely diverse, both between places and between children in particular places, from the international level through to the different treatment of a boy and a girl within the same household.

This informative book considers issues such as education, child labour, street children, child soldiers, refugees, child slaves, the impact of environmental change and hazards on children and the way that children, with the enthusiasm and energy to bring about change, can be enabled to participate in 'development'.


'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

Table of Contents

1. Global Models of Childhood and Youth 2. 'Development', Globalisation and Poverty as Contexts for Growing Up 3. Changing Cultural Contexts 4. Health: Ensuring the Survival of Infants and Adolescents? 5. Education 6. Work: Exploiting Children, Empowering Youth? 7. Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances 8. Rights, Participation and Power

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Perspectives on Development

Routledge Perspectives on Development provides an invaluable, up to date and refreshing approach to key development issues for academics and students working in the field of development, in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, politics and sociology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries