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Ann Whitehead , University of Sussex

Ann Whitehead is a social anthropologist who has been working on development issues for 25 years. Her research, writing, teaching and policy interventions have been mainly within the fields of gender, poverty, and development, within Africa largely, although extending more widely.

Latterly Ann has been working extensively on migration issues, through  her role in the management team of the Migration, Globalisation and Poverty DRC at the University of Sussex (  There she carries primary responsibility for the research on internal and regional (especially cross-border) migration, on links between poverty, livelihoods and migration, on independent child migration and on gender and generational issues in migration.  Ann also specialises in the collection and interpretation of qualitative and life history data.


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Exploring children's experiences of migration: movement and family relationships

Author: de Lima, P., Punch, S. and Whitehead, A.

Publication date: July 2012


This briefing paper highlights the main themes emerging from a recent ESRC seminar to explore the ways that...

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Children and Migration: Background Paper for DFID Migration Team

Author: A. Whitehead; I. Hashim

Publication date: 01/03/2005


Globally, high rates of adult migration in various forms means that the numbers of children affected...

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Independent Child Migration: Issues and Context

Author: A. Whitehead

Publication date: 12/09/2007


The presentation offers an introductory outline to the workshop on ‘Independent Child Migrants: Policy...

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Child Migration, Child Agency and Inter-generational Relations in Africa and South Asia

Publication date: 09/12/2007


This paper arises out of the findings from a set of research projects carried out under the aegis of the...

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Child Migration in National Surveys

Author: A. Castaldo, S. Gent, G. Sondhi, A. Whitehead

Publication date: February 2009


This paper uses part of the data collected in the MiNS catalogue to investigate how the theme of child migration...

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