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Gender, agency, and poverty: children’s everyday experiences in Andhra Pradesh and Vietnam

Abstract:

‘Children’s agency’ and ‘children as social actors’ have become taken for granted in much social science research (James 2009). In studies on childhood, agency has been accepted as a universal feature of what it means to be a child, and in international development, ‘children’s participation’ is an increasingly accepted principle (Vandenbroeck and Bouverne-De Bie 2006). In development, the notion of ‘empowerment’ suggests that power is something that can be bestowed on individuals or grou...

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10.1057/9781137404039_5

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, Social Sciences, Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Social Sciences, Department of International Development
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Pages:
95-114
Host title:
Growing Up in Poverty: Findings from Young Lives
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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9781137404039
Pubs id:
pubs:641663
URN:
uri:580335fd-cd02-47a7-8356-595b3a9af3fe
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uuid:580335fd-cd02-47a7-8356-595b3a9af3fe
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pubs:641663
ISBN:
9781349487165

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