ERIC Number: ED394639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Children of the East.
It is estimated that by the year 2010, 50 percent of the population of southeast Asia will be under 15 years of age. Based on a research project completed in 1993, this book provides a regional overview of the quality of life for these children, and is targeted not only at those with an academic and professional interest in child care and social policy, but also at the people in Southeast Asia and beyond who are generally unaffected by the concerns being highlighted and discussed, and remain untouched by questions relating to child care policy and practice. The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1, entitled"Needs, Rights and Injustices," serves as an introduction to the book, claiming that parents, whether married, cohabiting or single, wish to do their best for their children, and those who fail in their task are most often the victims of their poverty, upbringing, or environment. This chapter also provides information on different kinds of child care facilities in many different Southeast Asian countries. Chapter 2, "Asian Children in Context," provides information in statistical terms on the quality of life of Southeast Asian children. Topics discussed include population growth and family planning. Chapter 3, "Abuse, Neglect and Disease," discusses topics including street children, prostitution, children and war, children in affluent societies, and child suicides. Chapter 4, "Concern and Intervention," discusses the outlook for Southeast Asian children and describes promising programs developed for the care of young children. Contains 20 references. (MOK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Developing Nations, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Quality of Life, Social Indicators, Social Problems, Suicide
Janus Publishing Company, Edinburgh House, 19 Nassau Street, London, W1N 7RE, England, United Kingdom (9.99 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Prostitution; Hong Kong; Philippines; Singapore; Southeast Asians; Thailand