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Interrogating inequalities in children's development: contesting academic research and public policies 
Ana Munoz (Universidad de La Frontera)
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Ana Munoz (Universidad de La Frontera)
Paula Alonqueo (Universidad de La Frontera)
Saturday 10 April, -
Time zone: America/Chicago

Short Abstract:

This panel will encourage the debate around the articulation between academic research about the inequalities affecting children's development and its relation to the scientific institutions and public policies agenda, and peoples' claims, based on case studies from different countries

Long Abstract:

Current anthropological and psychological research about the effects of the COVID19 pandemic highlights the deepening inequalities affecting childhood development. Research also highlighted the need for a comprehensive approach to the impact of the social determinants on children's access to their rights and both health and education services. Inequality can only be understood within the framework of the continuity of colonial power relations between governments, and vulnerable communities and social sectors. This panel aims to interrogate inequalities in children's opportunities and life projects by taking into account their ecological diversity. In this context, ecological diversity means several levels of social organization, cultural practices, political and economic constraints. There is an important lack of knowledge about health and development indicators for those children who live in remote indigenous and rural communities; it seems they are "invisible" to several public policies and research. Moreover, those policies use to be based on data coming from social sectors assumed as representative of wider populations, which are translated into policies or regulations that increase inequalities among children. This panel encourages the debate around the articulation between scientific research about childhood development and its relation to public policies' agendas and people's claims. Based on empirical research from different countries, the panel invites researchers from diverse fields of anthropology and psychology to discuss decolonial alternatives for building an inclusive framework for understanding children's development. This framework must be sensitive to people's demands, experiences, and the challenges they face in their changing environments

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Session 1 Saturday 10 April, 2021, -