Building Assets on the Streets: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

Janine Hunter (Lead / Corresponding author), Lorraine van Blerk, Wayne Shand

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    Abstract

    •For young people living on the streets, building assets is particularly challenging as earnings are easily exhausted meeting the costs of basic daily needs.
    •Assets are forms of financial, material and social ‘capital’ that street children and youth generate through employment and their social networks.
    •Lacking shelter, street children and youth have limited ability to store possessions or protect them from theft, destruction by the authorities or the elements.
    •Accumulating assets over time is a way for young people to achieve some stability and build their adult lives.
    Original languageEnglish
    TypeBriefing Paper
    Media of outputOnline
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2018

    Publication series

    NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers
    PublisherStreetInvest
    No.14

    Keywords

    • Assets
    • street children/youth
    • Human capital

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