ERIC Number: EJ826500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Mobile Children: Small Captives of Large Structures?
Children & Society, v23 n2 p123-135 Mar 2009
All over Europe more parents are living apart and children increasingly commute between two homes. This article explores children's mobility. Two questions are raised. First, do children with "modern" (consensual unions) family background, commute more? Second, can mobility between parental homes impinge on children's everyday welfare? In conclusion, the article discusses whether commuting is solely in the child's best interest. Could it be argued that children's welfare is sacrificed for parent's interests, and even "captives" of a globalised society in need of people "lighter on their feet"? The case of Norway is used to illustrate a general developmental pattern.
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Family Size, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Child Welfare, Well Being
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Norway