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Description - Children on the Streets of the Americas by Roslyn Arlin Mickelson

The number of street children in developed and developing nations is rising, often in the midst of prosperity. These essays study and compare the living conditions and educational experiences of homeless children in the United States, Brazil and Cuba. Because social policy and economic factors are central to these children's plights, the contributors employ a political economy perspective to examine the lives of the children and the educational and social programmes - successful and unsuccessful - that are designed to serve them. The book examines formal and informal programmes, compares and contrasts children's situations in each country, and offers policy recommendations. Throughout the book, case studies are combined with recent statistical and demographic facts about each country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415923224
ISBN-10: 0415923220
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roslyn Arlin Mickelson

Roslyn Arlin Mickelson is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University in fall 1999.