Honduran boys confronting adversity

urban multi-locality and kin mobilization

Leigh Anne Schmidt, Stephanie J Buechler

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Abstract

This article describes ethnographic research involving street children and child labor in urban Honduras. It is set in a context of deteriorating social, political, and economic conditions that has created an increase in child labor. However, the research findings have delineated that a growing number of children are choosing to work and live on the street to escape extreme poverty and hunger in their familial households. Despite the multi-local spaces they inhabit, they have been able to create unique non-kin relations while often maintaining family based linkages. This study, undertaken in two centers for boys in Tegucigalpa and Comayagua, Honduras analyzes the contextual dynamics and decision-making processes of Honduran youth regarding work and living arrangements in urban spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-495
Number of pages14
JournalChildren's Geographies
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2015

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Keywords

  • agency
  • child labor
  • education
  • Honduras
  • informal sector
  • street children

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Social Psychology

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Honduran boys confronting adversity : urban multi-locality and kin mobilization. / Schmidt, Leigh Anne; Buechler, Stephanie J.

In: Children's Geographies, Vol. 13, No. 4, 04.07.2015, p. 482-495.

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