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A Child Belongs to Everyone: Law, family and the construction of the best interests of the child in Zimbabwe

1995






Child Institutionalization and Child Protection in Central and Eastern Europe

1995


This paper looks at how the transition from the planned to the free market economy has altered the nature of state protective child care provision in Central and Eastern Europe. The old systems were run according to an underlying state ideology that stressed an insensitive ‘medical model’ of care.



Child Well-being in Japan: The high cost of economic success

1995


This Innocenti Occasional Paper examines the counter-intuitive relationship between Japan’s continuing economic achievement and the good of its child population. It would seem that adults and the elderly are harvesting the greater share of the benefits of economic success.



The Children Here: Current trends in the decentralization of National Programmes of Action

1995


The 1990 World Summit for Children brought together 71 Heads of State and Government to discuss ways in which to improve the lives of the world's children. The international ‘Plan of Action’ adopted at the summit recognised the importance of grass roots initiatives at the local level.



Child Labour and Basic Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

1994


The high primary school enrolment rates in Latin America and the Caribbean mask poor performance in terms of the quality, relevance and cost-effectiveness of formal schooling in the region. What happens to the millions of children who repeat school years, underperform in their first years of schooling and eventually drop out? The vast majority are working children of one sort or another, but their work is likely to lead nowhere in terms of expanded opportunities or eventually to a decent standard of living for them and their future families.



Crisis in Mortality, Health and Nutrition

1994


After the collapse of the communist system in 1989, most Eastern European countries experienced a mortality and health crisis. However, this did not hit the traditionally most vulnerable groups - children, adolescents, women and the elderly - but male adults in the 20-59 age group.



Children of Minorities: Gypsies

1993






Changes in Health Care Financing and Health Status: The case of China in the 1980s

1992






Child Poverty and Deprivation in Portugal: A national case study

1992






Child Welfare and the Socialist Experiment: Social and economic trends in the USSR 1960-90

1992






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