Landing in the Streets: A Multiplicity of Factors
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The callejización (street migration) consists of different stages of decision-making in which the child becomes more and more alienated from home. Pull and push forces need to be treated separately: the illusion of freedom in the street and emotional bonding with (gang) friends are attracting children to the street; material poverty, dysfunctional families and violence lead to utter frustration and flight towards an alternative. The push and pull forces keep the child in a condition of ambivalence.
KeywordsCallejización (street migration) Urban poverty Families in distress Emotional abandonment Social bonding
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