Research on geographies of children in subsaharan Africa: A critical review

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This paper looks at children's geographies in the specific context of Subaharan African countries. Exploring papers published since the year 2000 to 2008, we established, through bibliographical analysis, what were the main issues and what were the areas of study presented by the different cases studied. In addition we ascertained whether a gender perspective is present or not in such research. Results show children's work, war, violence and health appear to be the main issues studied and research is concentrated in a limited number of countries, mostly former British colonies. Gender is absent as a social category in the majority of papers, although some include this perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-146
JournalDocuments d' Analisi Geografica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Africa
  • Children
  • Gender
  • Geography


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