Literature Review of Street-Connectedness

Engage in a systematic review of literature on street children

Due to COVID-19, delivery of the programme has slightly changed and is outlined below:

Key Information
  • Review ten years of international development literature on street children
  • Gain experience of undertaking a systematic literature review
  • Receive training and mentoring from academics
  • Commitmentyou will negotiate participation with researchers, but expect to work remotely for the duration of the Third Term from the end of May to the end of June
  • Host AcademicDr Su Corcoran
  • Two positions are available
Detailed Information

In 2010, Sarah Thomas de Benitez published the popular State of the World’s Street Children: Research. This publication reviewed the previous ten years’ of street child literature, identifying gaps with regards to research areas and the lack of connection between policy, research and practice. Ten years on, we want too assess the degree to which the research agenda has moved to meet the identified gaps and how much further we are towards understanding street-connectedness and the appropriateness of the interventions put in place to support young people who live and work in the interactional space we conceptualise as the street. We are looking to recruit a student intern to engage in a review of literature during the Third Term.

This placement would be suitable for anyone aiming to move towards postgraduate work, especially those with an interest in displaced/separated children and youth, and/or international (social) development. Activities would include training in conducting systematic literature reviews, along with reviewing and analysing the literature. There may be opportunities for further work and publication off the back of this project.