Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide (Six Volumes)

Title

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide (Six Volumes)

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Description

From the skyrocketing AIDS rate in Haiti to the oppressive pollution in industrial China, from the violent street culture of Nigeria to the crippling poverty in Nicaragua, from child trafficking in Thailand to child marriages in India, this jam-packed six-volume set explores all these issues and more in an unprecedented look at the world's children at the dawn of the 21st century. In recent years, while many countries have enjoyed a higher standard of living and improved working conditions, others have been torn apart by war and incapacitated by famine, and are struggling to improve life for their children and their future. Recent concern over the world's children has resulted in a global attempt to define what constitutes an acceptable childhood. New attention has been paid, not only to healthcare and secondary education, but also to the right to play and increased access to technology. The UN's codification of children's rights has done much to expand our understanding of what is needed for healthy growth and development of children and youth.

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ISBN

9780313336140

Publication Date

Winter 12-30-2007

Publisher

Greenwood Press

City

Westport, Conn.

Keywords

Children, education, poverty, play and recreation, child labor, family, health, laws and legal status, religious life, abuse, encyclopedias

Disciplines

Education