L. Sherr and others (special issue)
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, vol. 3, 2008, p. 85-158This issue highlights opportunities for turning the tide on HIV and AIDS in Africa by focusing preventative and behavioural intervention efforts on particular leverage points. It argues that:
J.J. Heckman and others
CESifo DICE report, vol. 6, Summer 2008, p.3-28
This forum presents papers on:
D. Heimsoth and J.A. Laser
International Social Work, vol. 51, 2008, p. 651-668
It is estimated that 100,000 American, European and Asian expatriates live in Shanghai. Some of these have chosen to adopt Chinese children. This research investigates the rationale of adoptive parents who reside in the country of origin of their adopted children, specifically the values and cultural practices of expatriate parents living in China who have adopted Chinese children.
Childhood, vol.15, 2008, p. 379-395
This article presents the example of early childhood policies in Namibia to support a critical view of international aid delivery. It shows how the application of universalised prescriptions for poverty eradication overrides local circumstances but succeeds nevertheless in co-opting local political elites to support the donors' unrealistic views. The government of Namibia, influenced by the World Bank, has issued a policy document that aims to provide some sort of child development support to all young children in the country. The reality is that there is little provision of any kind and no infrastructure to support the development of provision. The author explores the ways in which the recommendations contained in the World Bank consultancy reports and the government policy document are being enacted in the face of overwhelming evidence that the task is impossible.