Why do Kenyan children live on the streets? Evidence from a cross-section of semi-rural maternal caregivers

December 27, 2016
Authors: Michael L. Goodman, Kelli Martinez, Philip H. Keiser, Stanley Gitari, Sarah E. Seidel
Organization: Child Abuse and Neglect

This study explores whether and how childhood adversity, wealth and education of maternal caregivers are associated with the outcome of at least one child living on the street in semi-rural Kenya.  Data showed significant relationships between household and maternal adverse circumstances and street migration of children.  Interventions to end childhood adversities in the present generation are key to ending street migration for the next generation.