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Community Understandings of Childhood Transitions in Ethiopia: Different for Girls

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The paper explores the perspectives of caregivers and other adults on the nature and timing of childhood transitions, elicited through group discussions in five Ethiopian communities, as reflective of the community norms that shape childhood transitions. The paper uses data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of children growing up in poverty, to investigate the transitions made by girls from childhood to the onset of puberty. It argues that these transitions are rarely linear, singular...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/14733285.2011.562385

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Institution:
University of East Anglia
Research group:
Young Lives
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University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Children's Geographies Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
247-262
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1473-3277
ISSN:
1473-3285
URN:
uuid:9676f025-ba42-4f8c-bea1-6d7680066538
Local pid:
ora:9068

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