[World History Archives]

The history of children and youth in Jamaica

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   The social history in general of Jamaica

Poverty Driving Boys into the Sex Trade
By Neville Johnson, IPS, 20 June 1998. The sex trade is becoming increasingly popular among teenage boys and girls. While there is clearly an increase in the numbers turning to prostitution as a result of the economic situation, there are no available figures.
Children - Prisoners in Their Own Homes
By Ingrid Brown, IPS, 21 March 1999. Increase in inner city violent crimes against children, from rape to murder, force parents to keep their children from playing outdoors.