Landing in the Streets: A Multiplicity of Factors

  • G. K. LietenEmail author
  • Talinay Strehl
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING, volume 15)


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.


Callejización (street migration) Urban poverty Families in distress Emotional abandonment Social bonding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HeemstedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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