The State of the World's Children 2004

Education and public opinion

Narayan, Deepa, et al., 'Voices of the Poor: Can anyone hear us?', Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 1999.
A first in the Voices of the Poor series, this book presents the testimonies of over 40,000 poor women and men in 47 countries as compiled as part of the World Bank participatory poverty assessments.
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Narayan, Deepa, et al., 'Voices of the Poor: Crying out for change', Oxford University Press for the World Bank, New York, 2000.
A second in the Voices of the Poor series, this book is a comparative study of the experiences of over 20,000 poor women and men in 23 countries. Chapter 11 focuses on the relationship between education and poverty and includes first-person accounts.
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, ‘What the World Thinks in 2002 – How Global Publics View: Their lives, their countries, the world, America’, Pew Global Attitudes Project, Washington, D.C., released 4 December 2002.
This survey interviewed over 38,000 people in 44 nations on their views of global challenges and national conditions. Major findings include a growing concern about disease, civil conflict and national educational systems.
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Spogárd, René and Meril James, ‘Governance and Democracy – the People’s View: A global opinion poll’, Gallup International, London, 1999.
This Gallup International survey polled 50,000 adults in 60 countries on major national and international issues, including women’s political and economic rights and the role of women in society. The survey and its results are found by following website links in its survey archives section.
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United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Speaking Out! Voices of Children and Adolescents in East Asia and the Pacific – A Regional Opinion Survey’, UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 2001.
This report documents a UNICEF survey of approximately 10,000 children and adolescents aged 9 to 17 in 17 countries and territories. Questions focused on children’s knowledge of their rights, HIV/AIDS, education and related issues, as well as their opinions on family life, school and society.
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United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘What Young People Think: Europe and Central Asia’, GfK Group for UNICEF, 2001.
A survey of 15,200 children between the ages of 9 and 17 in Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Baltic States and nine countries in Western Europe. Young people identified problems and priority issues, with particular attention to education, home life, safety, substance abuse, and government and politics.
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United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘La Voz, The Voices of Children and Adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean’, Time Research Chile for UNICEF, 1999.
This survey of 11,852 children between the ages of 9 and 18 in 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean focused on education, violence, health, access to information, children’s well-being and development, participation, and children’s awareness of their own rights.
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