Children on the Streets of the Americas: Homelessness, Education, and Globalization in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba

Synopsis

The number of street children in developed and developing nations is rising, often in the midst of prosperity. These original contributions 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, Mickelson and her contributors employ a political economy perspective to examine the lives of the children and the educational and social programmes - sucessful and unsucessful - 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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Roslyn Arlin Mickelson
  • Nelly Moulin
  • Vilma Pereira
  • Sheryl L. Lutjens
  • James H. Stronge
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2000