Child Street Life

Child Street Life

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This brief studies the phenomenon of street children in two cities in Peru. It looks at some of the conceptual issues and, after analysing why children are in the street and what behaviour and which aspirations they exhibit, deals with the policy issues and lessons to be learned. This brief investigates when and why the transition from children on the street (street-working children) to children of the street (street living children) takes place and elucidates how they survive. It explains the fluidity and the risks involved in any type of child street life.The stigma is reflected in the nicknames they are given in Peruvian society: ratones (rats), piraApas (piranha), terokalero and fumones (smokers of drugs). ... Antonio (16) expressed the same problems: a#39;My friends taught me how to sing, but I always felt ashamed to ask ... have lower nutritional status than the street- living (on-the-street) children (especially the study by PanterBrick 2002; see also Woan et al.

Title:Child Street Life
Author:G.K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
Publisher:Springer - 2014-10-28


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