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Independent Child Migration

The issue of independent child migrants: children or young people who migrate without their parents, usually accords the children or youth no agency, and portrays them as dependents if not victims.  Within the policy context these children may be labelled unaccompanied minors. The research included within this catalogue will attempt to highlight the studies that do consider the agency of the child migrant. The children's perspectives, their voices, and experiences, their role and expectations of them all provide various understanding of independent child migration that is very different from the narrow discourse of trafficking and forced child labour.  The positives and negatives of independent child migration, on the child and their development are explored in much of the research here.

"Becoming Somebody": Youth Transitions through Education and Migration - Evidence from Young Lives, Peru

Author: G. Crivello

Publication date: February 2009

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This paper explores the relationship between migration and educational aspirations among young people growing up...

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"No One Comes on Their Own": The System of Child Labour Migration in Bangladesh

Author: K. Heissler

Publication date: 2009

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Networks have been identified as playing a critical role in reducing the costs and risks to migration.  Yet,...

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"Welcome to Kenya"

Publication date: June 2010

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This report documents widespread police extortion of asylum seekers trying to reach three camps...

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'After the Storm'. Economic Activities among Children and Youth in Return Areas in Post-war Liberia: the Case of Voinjama

Author: A. Hatloy, M. Boas

Publication date: 2006

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This report maps types of formal and informal work which children and youth (in the age group 10-18) are involved...

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'Precious Children in a Heartless World'? The Complexities of Child Trafficking in Marseille

Author: B. C. Oude Breuil

Publication date: 2008

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Due to copyright law this article can only be accessed via the publisher's website. To access the article, please...

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