An assessment of needs and programmes for children living on the street

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. C.B. Fouche en_US Matema, Makuke Peter 2012-08-13T08:03:13Z 2012-08-13T08:03:13Z 2012-08-13 1997-05
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The street child phenomenon is a world-wide phenomenon. However ; it is perceived to be most prominent in third world countries as compared to first world countries. The main issue is that children are forced to leave the comfort or discomfort of their homes to live on the street. This results from a number of factors. According to Schurink and Tiba in Schurink (1993:10), an extensive literature study revealed the following key factors: rapid urbanization, high rates of unemployment, poverty, inadequate housing, maladjustment to family disintegration. According to Maphatane (1993:1), today's children and youngsters face many problems and pressures arising from the changing structure of the family and the community and the breaking down of traditional systems of support and preparations for adult life. The emergence of the street child phenomenon results from poor soci-economic and political conditions. For instance according to Agnelli , as cited by Schurink (1993:13), the roots of the present clay street child phenomenon seem to lie in the historical context of economic conditions and in national and international policies accepted by various countries. en_US
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dc.subject Street children - South Africa - Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject Homeless youth - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Children, Black - South Africa - Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject Homeless children - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Homeless children - Research - South Africa. en_US
dc.title An assessment of needs and programmes for children living on the street en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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