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Title:Tanzanian Childhoods: Street Children's Narratives of 'Home'
Author:Evans, Ruth M.C.
Year:2004
Periodical:Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Volume:22
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:69-92
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:street children
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Economics and Trade
Urbanization and Migration
Links:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0258900042000179616
http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=Q106P33167668427
Abstract:Using empirical data from ethnographic, child-focused research with street children in Tanzania, the author discusses children's narratives of their home environments. She attempts a holistic analysis of the experiences of family life and their home environment which have influenced their decisions to leave home for the street. Poverty and household instability, corporal punishment, the conflict between ' work' and 'play', underlying gender inequalities, children's experiences within diverse household structures, and rural-urban migration are identified as salient motivating factors. While a complex myriad of factors influence children's decisions to leave home, children are very often making a rational choice of one lifestyle over another. Bibliogr., notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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