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By Philip L. Kilbride, Collette A. Suda, Enos Njeru, Collette Suda, Philip Kilbride

As kinship relationships and aid networks throughout relations strains weaken with modernization, financial stressors take an excellent toll on kids. Kenya, like another international locations in Africa and world wide, has witnessed a swift upward push in highway youngsters. the road young children in Nairobi come from unmarried mum or dad households that are normally headed by means of ladies. one other workforce are AIDS orphans. This learn records how highway teenagers in Nairobi stick to survival recommendations together with (for boys) accumulating rubbish, and (for girls), prostitution. Gender is emphasised during the book.

Although impoverished households are the main prone to produce highway teenagers, now not all negative households have their childrens at the streets. the matter of highway little ones is a posh one who demands a finished and coordinated coverage and application for intervention in any respect degrees and in all sectors of society. assuaging poverty and rebuilding the kinfolk establishment might be one of the first steps in addressing the problem.

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Such scrap notes (Sanjek, 1990, pp. 95-99) are useful mnemonic devices for reference when writing up or recording one's field notes. Included as field notes are such materials as published maps, news media stories, and other documents relevant to street children in Nairobi. Eventually, P. K. organized his materials primarily chronologically by year and by topics within each year. " Nevertheless, whatever classification and coding schemes go into one's field notes, they are highly personal and arbitrary according to the perceptions and interests of the ethnographer.

This can be a strain for many such women. Whatever the value orientation is toward polygyny, the reality is that throughout Kenya most men, nevertheless, turn out to be monogamous. Moreover, educated women are usually opposed to polygyny as an ideal, especially the unregulated "secret" polygyny that prevails today (Kilbride, 1994). In general, our interviews revealed that Kenyans have both positive and negative memories about growing up in polygynous homes. Although jealousy and conflict were present, especially between co-wives concerning economic injustices, this was less likely to be the case when the polygynous home was a wealthy one.

K. discussed with him a comprehensive, preliminary report of our social survey findings partially reported here. Daniel reported an almost complete agreement with our findings, adding some examples of his own to illustrate our conclusions. For example, he believes that begging is more common than the 46% figure in the report (based, of course, on what respondents "say" they do or believe). He offered one further clarification indicating that "older" boys smoked bhangi (marijuana) while younger ones only sniffed glue.

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