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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-36678

McAlpine, K; Henley, R; Müller, M; Vetter, S (2010). A survey of street children in northern Tanzania: how abuse or support factors may influence migration to the street. Community Mental Health Journal, 46(1):26-32.

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Abstract

In October 2006, a survey was undertaken of youth "on the streets" in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions of Tanzania (n = 1,923). The question of interest was if street children who live on streets full-time differ concerning reports of abuse and support, compared to reports of children who are only part-time on the streets, and to children who don't self-identify as "street children" at all. Results show full-time street children reporting significantly more abuse than part-time counterparts, or children who were not street children (mean difference = -1.44, P < .001). Concerning support scores, non-street children and part-time street children reported significantly more support from their family than full-time street children (mean difference = 1.70, P < .001). This information identifies possible reasons why vulnerable children migrate to live on the streets in the urban areas, and contributes to the limited literature and data on this subject.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical and Social Psychiatry Zurich West (former)
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:16 Dec 2010 09:47
Last Modified:02 Dec 2013 15:34
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0010-3853
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s10597-009-9196-5
PubMed ID:19415490
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 2
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