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Brock University
Child and Youth Studies
Rebecca Raby

Original Lecture = “Cambria” Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Added on notes = “Arial Narrow” Lecture 6:  Global inequality and globalization Outline I/  Global diversity and inequality II/ Globalization III/ Child work in a global context VI/  Maternal and child health V/  Donations  VI/  What we can conclude Main points ­There are global differences in understandings and experiences of young people ­Global inequality contributes to such differences and directly affects young people’s lives ­Children’s lives are shaped by local and global political and economic decisions. I/ Global diversity and inequality A)  Culture  • E.g. Burr’s work on Vietnam (2006) o In Vietnam there are strong beliefs that say children should listen to their elders and should do work, but this conflicts with the CRC • E.g. USA and the CRC o The USA did not sign the CRC because of how they view children in the United States as opposed to children in other countries • E.g. “In Africa we carry our children so they feel loved” (The Guardian, 2004) B) Geography • Also plays a role in global diversity and inequality • Harsh climate in the north has led to playing being banned (people getting abandoned/lost in the snow) • Inner city children hardly ever get to play outside because it is considered a much more dangerous environment • These shape how parents allow their children to grow up C)  Internal inequalities • within nations • within families • Some families could be fairly wealthy but the children may grow up in poverty • Age and sex can primarily go without money and vice versa D)  Global inequalities:  across nations • Terms: Global South & Industrialized North • Global inequality terms are highly problematic (third/first world, north/south, etc.) Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Global income distribution: Charts *children are underrepresented among the wealthy people & overrepresented among the non-wealthy people of the world* Food: a Global Portrait From The Hungry Planet (2005),29307,1626519,00.html#ixzz1lcd41wBw Tuesday, February 11, 2014. II/ Globalization A) Features of globalization • Global flow of capital and commodities • But regulated movement of people  • Money moves very easily between countries • Internationalization of capital • Capital flows very easily around the world similarly to commodities • It is a lot harder to move a person across borders • Tourists can move around easier than refugees • People from the industrialized north mostly travel as tourists • Adoption is another way children move across borders and cultures o E.g. Tourism o E.g. Adoption o E.g. Overseas and migrant workers o E.g. Immigration and refugees o­walk­europe­afghanistan­children 
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