About this book
This brief studies the phenomenon of street children in two cities in Peru. It looks at some of the conceptual issues and, after analysing why children are in the street and what behaviour and which aspirations they exhibit, deals with the policy issues and lessons to be learned. This brief investigates when and why the transition from children on the street (street-working children) to children of the street (street living children) takes place and elucidates how they survive. It explains the fluidity and the risks involved in any type of child street life.
Characteristics of street-living children Consequences of living on the street Contrasts between street-living and street-working children Physical and emotional consequences of street life Street Children in Peru Street child interventions and policies The phenomenon of street children in Peru