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Kenya: Child newcomers in the urban jungle


  • Dorothy Munyakho


In order to establish fully the connection between urban children in especially difficult circumstances and the problems their families are encountering, it is also necessary to address the effects of social change on families and individuals. This ranges from understanding the deterioration of family ties in different environments, to identifying changes in expectations, personal roles and atttitudes familiar in many countries. The 'Urban Child' project, furthermore, while not strictly undertaking a comparative analysis, has sought to identify and highlight common problems such as overcrowding, pollution, the growing presence of drugs and AIDS, urban violence, internal and external migration, and the lack of a sense of belonging.

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  • Dorothy Munyakho, 1992. "Kenya: Child newcomers in the urban jungle," Papers innstu92/8, Innocenti Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucf:innstu:innstu92/8

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    right to adequate standard of living; standard of living; street children; urban children;

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    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being


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