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What do children say about the humanitarian crisis in Greece?

Abstract

How do Greek children between the ages of 10 and 12 speak about the economic and social " crisis " ? How is one to relate their lived experience, representations, attitudes and reactions without speaking in their stead? And, in so doing, how is one to win their trust and give them the possibility and freedom to work on and enrich their relation to the world, themselves, and others? We address these questions in a research project started in 2014 in several elementary schools of the western suburbs of Thessaloniki, the second largest city of a country that has been hard hit by the social consequences of the austerity policies imposed by its European creditors since 2010: the gross domestic product (GDP) has plunged by nearly 25 percent; direct and indirect taxes have increased, representing a 337.7 percent tax burden increase for the underprivileged; mass unemployment rates have been soaring (25 percent on average); and drastic budget cuts have been made in social welfare and public services…
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hal-01192826 , version 1 (03-09-2015)

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Noëlle Burgi-Golub, Georgia Soumara. What do children say about the humanitarian crisis in Greece?. 2015. ⟨hal-01192826⟩
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