ERIC Number: ED167262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
World of Children.
McHale, Magda Cordell; And Others
Population Bulletin, v33 n6 Jan 1979
This bulletin takes a broad view of children in history, their current problems and needs throughout the world, and directions to be taken for fulfilling those needs. The world population of children under age 15 is projected to increase by 500 million to 1.9 billion in the year 2000. Despite the bonds created by global communications, large disparities still exist between the 80 percent of the world's children now in less developed regions and those in the more developed world in terms of health, education, food, shelter, water, sanitation, and possibilities for achieving their full potential and rights as human beings. Closing this gap can best be done by the low-cost, basic services approach (pioneered by United Nations agencies and several developing countries) which involves the participation of the people concerned at the community level in an integrated development approach, supplemented by action at the national level to change laws and policies which still prevent worldwide implementation of the 1959 U.N. Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Action is also needed in more developed countries on the growing problems created for children by such factors as changes in the family, increased women's employment, the prolongation of adolescence, remaining pockets of poverty, and affluence itself. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Advocacy, Child Responsibility, Childhood Needs, Demography, Employment, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Health Needs, Housing Needs, Nutrition, Population Distribution, Rural Urban Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, World Affairs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.