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Title:Market Boys of Kampala
Author:Farrant, M.R.
Year:1970
Periodical:East Africa Journal
Volume:7
Issue:9
Period:September
Pages:13-19
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:juvenile delinquency
Labor and Employment
Economics and Trade
Abstract:For some time a committee of the National Council of Social Service for Uganda has been concerned about what it saw as the problem of young people congregating in markets and other public places throughout Kampala. The children who congregate at markets and other public places throughout Uganda have been variously described as 'wandering', 'vagrant' and 'beggar' boys. In this survey which aims at the collection of data which would help in the formulation of a plan of social work action with these young people, the children with whom the survey deals are called 'market boys'. After sections 'Introduction' and 'Methodology' the results are presented. In conclusion a discussion of, from a sociological and social action standpoint, several interesting points which emerged from the research. Tables.
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