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Children at Risk in Central and Eastern Europe: Perils and Promises - a Summary

1997


This Report looks at the changes in risks facing the 100 million children in the 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Eight types of risk are considered in turn, ranging from poverty to war and dislocation.



Children, Law and Justice: A South Asian Perspective

1997


Even though all South Asian countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there is as yet little awareness in the region of the importance of this Convention at various levels including policy planning, activism and legal reform in the on-going effort to achieve children's rights.



Children: Noble Causes or Worthy Citizens?

1997


The eight essays in this volume argue that for both theoretical and practical reasons children need to be understood in their own right. They ask fundamental questions about the cultural and social variations in the perceptions we have of children and chidhood.



Child Labour in Historical Perspective 1800-1985: Case Studies from Europe, Japan and Colombia

1996


The aim of the Historical Perspectives series is to use a greater understanding of the history of childhood to shed light on the quest for improved policies and programmes for dealing with contemporary child-related social issues.



Children at Risk in Romania: Problems old and new

1996


This paper has three parts. The first examines the problems of Romanian children at risk in their natural families; the second analyses the conditions of abandoned children, children in institutions and other children in special circumstances of risk; the third offers a summary of the policy environment.



Children in Difficult Circumstances in Poland

1996


This paper offers an analysis of the hardships and the threats to children during the transition in Poland. Because all the various poverty lines used to distinguish the poor from the non-poor point to the same conclusion that under-15-year-olds represent the population group most at risk of poverty.



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.



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