Italy: Too little time and space for childhood

Innocenti Studies

Italy: Too little time and space for childhood
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Lorenzo, Ray;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1992
  • Pages
    • 44
  • ISBN
    • 88-85401-07-4
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 91U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English
  • Other languages


The Urban Child project launched studies in the Philippines, Brazil, India and Kenya. Italy constituted a special challenge because it introduced to the project a North-South dimension. Owing to the rapid industrialization and economic growth of the period 1950-1980, Italian children have certainly fared better. However, severe forms of disaffection and problems among Italian youth have also emerged.


Thematic area

Urban Child   / 


child-friendly cities   /  right to adequate standard of living   /  standard of living   /  urban children   /