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ERIC Number: EJ408268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Colombian Street Children: Gamines and Chupagruesos.
Aptekar, Lewis
Adolescence, v24 n96 p783-94 Win 1989
Examined characteristics of 56 male street children in Colombia through participant observation and standardized psychological test scores. Data indicated that subjects' mental health was adequate. Two different styles of street life were found--gamines (those who chose to leave home) and chupagruesos (those who were abandoned). Found that subjects' public lives without parental supervision altered their developmental periods. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia