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Urbanisation, Street Children and Their Problems

R P Mohanty (Author) N.K. Behura (Author)
Synopsis Street children can be considered as one of the by-products of the urbanisation process in developing countries. These children are to struggle very hard for their survival on the streets in very highly competitive environments, otherwise they fall prey to the public or even to their own parents also. Their childhood is seized, they are abused and their labour is greatly exploited for the benefit of others. In this book an attempt has been made to present a holistic profile of the street children of a growing urban city of Eastern India. Especially the prime thrust of the book concentrates on the aspects, like motive behind coming over to urban bases, educational and occupational profile of their parents and their family size, category and shelter of the street children, educational and occupational pattern of the street children, expenditure and savings, occupational hazards, use of earnings of these children by their parents, nourishment and addictive behaviour, health and hygiene, educational choice and future perspectives, attitudes of the public toward the street children etc. Apart from all these, the book also speaks about the pre and post-independence legislations on these children, UN's convention on rights of the Child and National Plan of Action, State Plan of Action, Welfare Agencies working for the betterment of these children etc. This book will be very useful for the researchers, academicians, development planners, civil societies, students of social work, social anthropology, sociology, and all those who are interested in the study of children in general and street children in particular.
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About the author

N.K. Behura

Prof. N.K. Behura (b. 1933) secured University Gold Medal in anthropology from Bihar University. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in Social Anthropology (1973) under Utkal University. He has headed the Department of anthropology, Utkal University. While serving in the anthropological Survey of India he has conducted field work among several tribal communities and caste groups in various States. He was a past President of the anthropology and Archaeology Section of Indian Science Congress, 80th Session, and also the recipient of R.P. Chanda Medal from the Asiatic Society. He was an U.G.C. Emeritus and Member of Orissa State Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Commission. Currently, he is an Honorary Fellow in Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.

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Title Urbanisation, Street Children and Their Problems
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171419240
length xi+165p.