Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 4.2: Children, Youth and Development
Children, Youth and Development
Children's Rights and Global Constructions of Childhood and Youth
Children occupy a prominent position in human rights and development discourses and anti-poverty targets are often measured explicitly in indicators of child mortality, health and education by the UN, World Bank and other development agencies. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 2012), introduced in 1989 and rapidly ratified by all countries except the US and Somalia, provides a framework of universally applicable standards for safeguarding children's rights, while many of the MDG targets refer to children's health, education and welfare (see Chapter 1.5). However, despite the rhetoric of ‘putting children first’, there is evidence that child poverty and violence towards children appear to be increasing globally ...