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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.

Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe; Country Brief - United Kingdom

Author: Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

Publication date: 06/10/2011

Abstract:

This brief was prepared to support the workshop: ‘Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular...

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Burkina Faso: Child Labour Migration from Rural Areas

Author: A. Kielland; I. Sanogo.

Publication date: 01/07/2002

Abstract:

Expansion of labour market and consequentially new requirements to professional training challenge traditional...

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Cairo: A Transit City for Migrants and African Refugees

Author: A. Zohry

Publication date: 2003

Abstract:

This paper focuses on experiences of African refugee families from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in Cairo,...

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Can Child Migration in Nepal Be Explained Under the Modernisation Perspective

Author: Y. B. Gurung

Publication date: May 2000

Abstract:

Considering the situation of child migrants in Nepal, this paper tries to explain the migration of children in the...

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Can Migration reduce Education Attainment? Evidence from Mexico

Author: D. J. McKenzie; H. Rapoport

Publication date: July 2006

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This paper examines the impact of migration on educational attainment in rural Mexico. Using historical migration...

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