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Youth in Cities: A Cross-National Perspective (Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence)

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Whether in the ghettos of the United States, the barrios of Brazil, or the ethnic neighborhoods of Germany and Lebanon, a growing number of urban youth find themselves marginalized from the social mainstream, facing problems of fragile families, segregation, little or no education, and involvement in illegal activities. Both rich and poor countries are failing to meet the needs of their urban youth owing to weak institutional frameworks coupled with global economic restructuring that undermines traditional ways of earning a living. Youth in Cities compares the circumstances of urban youth cross-nationally, illustrating the formidable challenges faced by young people trying to define their place in a rapidly changing world. Using both comparative evidence and case studies, this volume illustrates the common needs of youth throughout the world and makes a case for the role of youth as creative social assets and positive forces for social change.

Synopsis:

There is growing awareness of the common difficulties experienced by poor young people who grow up in cities--crime and juvenile delinquency, limited access to education, the spread of infectious diseases, homelessness, and high rates of unprotected sex. They must contend with weak families and social institutions, poor labor market prospects, and for the most unfortunate, the ravages of gang war and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Chapters in this volume present and assess comparative evidence on the well-being of urban youth and proven interventions for assuaging the deleterious effects of poverty.

Synopsis:

Presents comparative evidence and case-studies on poor urban youth, providing interventions that have proven successful.

Table of Contents

Part I. Setting the Context: 1. Comparative perspectives of urban youth; Part II. Youth as a Force for Social Change: 2. Steering by the stars; 3. Children show the way; 4. Adolescents as collaborators; Part III. Urban Youth Experiences in Cross-cultural Perspective: 5. Have cities ceased to function as integration machines?; 6. From street children to all children; 7. Youth crime, community development; 8. Youth violence prevention in America; 9. Social learning and community participation; Part IV. Work, Life Skills and Well-being: 10. Work by the young; 11. Program for life skills; 12. Youth in cities: signs of hope and stress.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521005814
Editor:
Tienda, Marta
Editor:
Wilson, William Julius
Foreword by:
Jacobs, Klaus
Foreword:
Jacobs, Klaus
Editor:
Tienda, Marta
Editor:
Wilson, William Julius
Author:
Wilson, William Julius
Author:
Rutter, Michael
Author:
Tienda, Marta
Foreword:
Jacobs, Klaus
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Urban youth
Subject:
City children
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Youth with social disabilities
Subject:
Developmental Psychology
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence (Paperback)
Series Volume:
133
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus. 5 tables
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.46x6.56x.65 in. .89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , There is growing awareness of the common difficulties experienced by poor young people who grow up in cities--crime and juvenile delinquency, limited access to education, the spread of infectious diseases, homelessness, and high rates of unprotected sex. They must contend with weak families and social institutions, poor labor market prospects, and for the most unfortunate, the ravages of gang war and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Chapters in this volume present and assess comparative evidence on the well-being of urban youth and proven interventions for assuaging the deleterious effects of poverty.
"Synopsis" by , Presents comparative evidence and case-studies on poor urban youth, providing interventions that have proven successful.
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