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Caribbean Child Development Centre
The effects of structural adjustment programs on the lives of children in Jamaica
Kaufman, Natalie Hevener; Rizzni, Irene
Globalization and Children: Exploring potentials for enhancing opportunities in the lives of Children and youth
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Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Asserts that 37% of the Jamaican population is estimated to be children under the age of 18, while 50% are under 25 years old. This chapter explores the transformation in their living conditions and outlook. The following topics are discussed: loss of family income, loss in provision of public services, intergenerational poverty, impact on children's needs, globalization and the draw of North America, and emergence of child rights agenda.....