ERIC Number: ED476115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Poverty and Exclusion among Urban Children. Innocenti Digest.
Satterthwaite, David; Bartlett, Sheridan
This digest assesses the human rights situation of poor and marginalized children in urban areas around the world, considering the range of problems that these children and their families face, drawing attention to the need for actions based on a knowledge of urban areas and potential urban advantages, and examining the capacity of competent, accountable, and transparent urban governance to promote the rights of children, enable communities and poor households to influence public policies and actions, and ensure tangible and significant progress in improving conditions in urban settlements. The digest focuses on "Why Look at Children in Urban Areas?"; "Children's Rights and Good Governance"; "Global Trends in Urban Development"; "Urban Poverty and Exclusion" (looking at numbers and factors contributing to urban poverty); "Conditions for Children in Urban Areas" (physical infrastructure, housing, and social dimensions); "Taking Action" (promoting the role of children, child participation in local governance, the Child Friendly Cities movement, enhancing data collection, and improving physical and social conditions); and "Links" (major United Nations agencies and international and regional non-government organizations). (Contains 204 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Child Welfare, Children, Civil Liberties, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Housing Discrimination, Living Standards, Poverty, Socioeconomic Status, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). Innocenti Research Centre.