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This article discusses Tanzanian street children's narratives of their home environments and their experiences of family life. Based on findings from childfocused ethnographic research, I identify the salient factors influencing children's decisions to leave their immediate household to seek a living independently within the urban environment. These include chronic poverty and social marginalisation, negative features of the social construction of childhood, such as corporal punishment and thedoi:10.1080/0258900042000179616 fatcat:tlctk7j7cvdgjkdxlksk57cxqa