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Brazil: The fight for childhood in the city
Publication Publication

Brazil: The fight for childhood in the city

Childhood and Urban Poverty in Brazil: Street and working children and their families
Publication Publication

Childhood and Urban Poverty in Brazil: Street and working children and their families

Children of the Runaway Cities: The impact of urban poverty on childhood and family life in the Philippines
Publication Publication

Children of the Runaway Cities: The impact of urban poverty on childhood and family life in the Philippines

The Disadvantaged Urban Child in India
Publication Publication

The Disadvantaged Urban Child in India

India: The forgotten children of the cities
Publication Publication

India: The forgotten children of the cities

In India, as in other countries, the rise in the number of street and working children is associated with the phenomenon of rapid urban growth, especially of sprawling slums and shanty towns. The predicament of the urban child "in difficult circumstances" is inextricable from these conditions of urban poverty in which he and she is brought up. The first point of any enquiry into childhood in India's slums and squatter settlements, therefore, has to be the entire living context of poor urban children: physical, environmental, socio-economic, and familial.
Italy: Too little time and space for childhood
Publication Publication

Italy: Too little time and space for childhood

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.
Kenya: Child newcomers in the urban jungle
Publication Publication

Kenya: Child newcomers in the urban jungle

The ICDC research study into the situation of urban children in Kenya focussed on the country's three main cities: Nairobi, the capital, Kisumu on Lake Victoria, the main city of western Kenya, and Mombasa, one of the most important and ancient ports on the east African coast. Separate studies were undertaken and although the situation of children in difficult curcumstances has many similarities in the different environments, there are also contrasts.
The Urban Child in the Third World: Urbanization trends and some principal issues
Publication Publication

The Urban Child in the Third World: Urbanization trends and some principal issues

Urban Children in Distress: An introduction to the issues
Publication Publication

Urban Children in Distress: An introduction to the issues

Urban Stress and its Effects on Children's Lifestyles and Health in Industrialized Countries
Publication Publication

Urban Stress and its Effects on Children's Lifestyles and Health in Industrialized Countries