Studies in Childhood and Youth

Endangered and Transformative Childhood in Caribbean Small Island Developing States

Authors: Henry-Lee, Aldrie

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  • Explores the definitions, perceptions and experiences of “children” and “childhood” in the Caribbean
  • Examines how the nature of childhood has changed over time
  • Analyses levels of provision for children, protection of children, and participation of children in the decision-making process in small- Island developing states
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This book examines childhood in four Caribbean SIDS (Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti and St. Lucia). Through the analysis of primary and secondary data, the author reveals that children in Caribbean SIDS experience an endangered childhood. The intrinsic characteristics of SIDs, including susceptibility to climate change, and high levels of poverty, indebtedness and inequality, Henry-Lee argues, increase the vulnerability of children. Furthermore, duty bearers are not adequately investing in children, private and public spaces are not child-friendly, and children’s rights are violated daily. Endangered and Transformative Childhood in Caribbean Small Island Developing States shows that children are therefore at risk of being left behind in the fulfilment of the UN2030 Agenda and that the Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989) lacks enforceable sanctions. Unless a radical transformation of childhood takes place, the prosperity and viability of Caribbean SIDS will remain elusive for generations to come. Students, scholars and policy-makers with an interest in childhood studies, children’s rights, and social policy will find this book a valuable read.

About the authors

Aldrie Henry-Lee is Professor of Social Policy and University Director at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies (Mona Campus).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Endangered and Transformative Childhood in Caribbean Small Island Developing States
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Childhood and Youth
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25568-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25568-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25567-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 220
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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