The research on which this article draws was conducted with Mamunur Rashid, Bayazid Hasan, Nabil Zuberi and Sheikh Tariquzzaman of BRAC Development Institute in Bangladesh; Rizki Fillaili, Widjajanti I. Suharyo, Bambang Sulaksono, Hastuti, Herry Widjanarko, Sri Budiyati, Syaikhu Usman, Nur Aini, and Faisal Fuad Seiff of the Social Monitoring and Early Response Unit (SMERU) in Indonesia; Joy Moncrieffe (IDS); Paulette Griffiths-Jude and Nellie Richards in Jamaica; Grace Nyonyintono Lubaale of Mpereeza Associates with Peter Otienoh Orwa, Elizabeth Kariuki and Maurice Owino Ligulu in Kenya; Mariz Tadros in Yemen; and Mwila Mulumbi of Civil Society for Poverty Reduction, Lusaka and Wala Mubitana in Zambia. The authors gratefully acknowledge their role, as well as advice and contributions to the research from Rosalind Eyben, Robert Chambers, Neil McCulloch and Andy Sumner and comments from Caroline Harper and Nicola Jones on an earlier version of the article.
A ‘Lost Generation’? Impacts of Complex Compound Crises on Children and Young People
Version of Record online: 5 AUG 2011
© The Authors 2011. Development Policy Review © 2011 Overseas Development Institute.
Development Policy Review
Special Issue: Impacts of Economic Crises on Child Well-being
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 565–584, September 2011
How to Cite
Hossain, N. and McGregor, J. A. (2011), A ‘Lost Generation’? Impacts of Complex Compound Crises on Children and Young People. Development Policy Review, 29: 565–584. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00547.x
- Issue online: 5 AUG 2011
- Version of Record online: 5 AUG 2011
- first submitted June 2010, final revision accepted December 2010
- household stress;
- moral panic;
- financial crisis;
How has the well-being of children and young people been affected by the global food, fuel and financial crises that have struck since 2007? This article reports empirical findings from qualitative research in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Yemen and Zambia in 2009 and 2010. Intended to complement the wider body of mainly quantitative evidence, it explores how the subjective and relational dimensions of human well-being have been affected as children and families have sought to survive and thrive amidst complex, compound crises, and concludes that monitoring their impacts affords important insights into how these foundational experiences could have enduring consequences in the longer term.