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Child Street Life

An Inside View of Hazards and Expectations of Street Children in Peru

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. G. K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
    Pages 1-5
  3. G. K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
    Pages 7-11
  4. G. K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
    Pages 13-23
  5. G. K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
    Pages 25-44
  6. G. K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
    Pages 45-53
  7. G. K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
    Pages 55-59

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HeemstedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the authors

G. K. Lieten is Professor (ret.) of child labour at the University of Amsterdam and an expert on childhood studies Talinay Strehl earlier worked as a research associate at the Institute for Research on Working Children and presently is child rights officer at Terre des Hommes (NL)

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Child Street Life
  • Book Subtitle An Inside View of Hazards and Expectations of Street Children in Peru
  • Authors G.K. Lieten
    Talinay Strehl
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Well-Being,Quality of Life Research
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11722-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-11721-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11722-5
  • Series ISSN 2211-7644
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-7652
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 59
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Childhood, Adolescence and Society
    Human Rights
    Quality of Life Research
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Reviews

“This book focuses on the topic of children on the Peruvian streets in the cities of Lima and Cuzco. … This book is relevant because it combines an in-depth fieldwork with a detailed analysis of every important aspect from child street life. This publication is very enriching for those that work with street children. It also promotes thinking again about one of the hardest social realities, understanding that a better comprehension would allow policy development and more efficient interventions.” (María Juliana Laurito, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 11, 2016)