Children throughout Sub-Saharan Africa are extraordinarily mobile. Every
day children travel to school, to markets, to fetch water and firewood,
to work on farms and take farm produce to grinding mills, as well as to
visit friends and family and to play. However, children’s mobility is
relatively invisible: most journeys that children undertake cover short
distances and the vast majority are on foot. As such, very little
research has been conducted into the extent of children’s mobility and
impacts on education, livelihoods, health and well-being.
All 7 papers in this special issue draw on data collected during a
large-scale study on children’s mobility and transport in Sub-Saharan
Africa. The Child Mobility Study was undertaken among children aged
between 8 and 18 years in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.
Porter, G.; Hampshire, K. (Editors) Children’s Mobility in Ghana. An SBHA Special Issue. Society, Biology and Human Affairs (2011) 76 (1) xi + 131 pp.