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By Mario Biggeri, Jerome Ballet, Flavio Comim

Exploring a large choice of case stories and developmental concerns from an ability point of view, this booklet is an unique contribution to either improvement and kid's reports that increases a robust case forplacing kid's concerns on the center of human improvement.

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1998), where the former represents the totality of the communications in which children are actively involved. Thus it is not a formalized and encoded culture, but a culture that affirms itself in the moment it expresses itself. Childhood’s culture can be defined as all considerations, scientific or otherwise, that relate to children. It’s the children that, with their considerations, give life to a children’s culture; it’s the adults that, with their conjectures, give birth to a childhood’s culture (Iervese, 2006).

This chapter argues that children are endowed with a capacity for agency, including situations where they seemingly appear like mere victims, and examines the capacity for agency of children in a transitional situation on the streets of Peru. Their study has identified children and adolescents who perform various activities on the streets or in the midst of the traffic, and explores the impact of these on their capabilities. In Chapter 8, Badreddine Serrokh investigates the still largely unexplored but prominent topic of micro-finance and street children.

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