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Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Susan C. Mapp

Abstract

Across the world, children are the most vulnerable population. The threats to them may vary, but wherever one looks, children are endangered and exploited. Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a base, threats to child well-being globally are examined, in countries both in the Global North and the Global South. The history of the Convention is examined, together with evolving understanding of childhood in different cultures. Different forms of child labor are discussed, including street children, child trafficking and child soldiers. How war affects children who are not directly i ... More

Keywords: convention on the rights of the child (CRC), child soldiers, child trafficking, maltreatment, adoption, girl child, child labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195339710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan C. Mapp, author
Department of Social Work, Elizabethtown College

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