Workshop on Street Children in Vietnam

  The problem of street children is one of the most pressing social problems in Vietnam in general and in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in particular. Recently the sight of children selling chewing gum in restaurants or shining shoes in street corners has become familiar. However, the dynamic mechanism that prompts these children to drop out of school and go selling in the street is not analyzed deeply or comprehensively. Some causes such as dire poverty and parents’ divorce may be common to all developing countries, but other causes may be unique to Hanoi and HCMC, the two cities undergoing an enormous social and economic transformation.  
  Based on the existing works and studies, the young VDF researcher Ms Duong Kim Hong is going to analyze the problem of street children with a special attention on the dynamic implications of industrialization and global integration of Vietnam.
Full abstract

Date: 19 November 2004 (Fri) 16:00-18:00
Place: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS),
   Conference Room B (3rd floor)  MAP (PDF81KB)
Theme: “
Street Children in Vietnam:
    Interactions of Old and New Causes under Economic Growth
Presenter: Ms Duong Kim Hong (Vietnam Development Forum, Researcher)
Language: English
Admission: Free

* This workshop is open to all. If you intend to participate please write to by 16/Nov.



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