AbstractsSociology

LIFE ON THE STREET

by METTE FOG OLWIG




Institution: Roskilde University
Department:
Year: 2014
Record ID: 1120047
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/14415


Abstract

Abstract According to Thompson in her book Homelessness, she address that although poverty in Ghana seems to drop down to makes a stable economy, children keep on ending up on the street. “streetism in Ghana is a profound phenomenon and, although poverty levels have plummeted, streetism is on the rise.” (Thompson,2012 pg 53). . Streetism according to Thompson is living of homeless. The concern with the child found as a homeless is to be investigated. Hence,the reason why children migrate onto the street. This project address children on the street and why they migrate onto the street. In order to do this I have decided to use various secondary cases from other researchers work focusing on children and their environment, basically in Accra Ghana After writing this project, I have come to conclusion that child migration is on the rise whiles poverty is drastically falling in Ghana because of these factors affecting children, poverty, children’s own will to migrate and lack of parental concern on children migration etc.) (Hasan and Thorsen. 2011,pg 42)