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The rate of migration for children (those aged 0-17 years) is perceived to be growing, though there are few reliable estimates to substantiate this claim. The literature is fairly limited, with migration of this group of young people often being represented as pathological within the literature. This literature fails to recognise that these children can be affected as children who migrate independently of their families, as children left behind, when father, mother or both parents migrate, and as children in families that have migrated.  The aim of the following collection of resources is to highlight the research that demonstrates the complexity of migration flows of these children:  who goes, to where, why, for how long etc. A distinguishing point of some of the research is the perspectives of the children, their voices and their experiences, where children are the key actors.  The main themes of the Child Migration Research Network are based on the categories:

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Author: Palmary, I. and Mahati, S.

Publication date: 10/01/2015


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Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Refugee Children in Sweden: An Outlook on Demography, Education and Employment

Author: Celikaksoy, A. and Wadensjo, E.

Publication date: 21/04/2015


The number of unaccompanied minors has increased over the past ten years in Sweden, the European country that...

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Remittances and Child Labour in Burkina Faso

Author: Bargain, O and Boutin, D

Publication date: 13/02/2015


This paper explores the effects of remittance receipt on child labour in an African context. We
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Making other dreams: The impact of migration on the psychosocial wellbeing of Albanian-origin children and young people upon their families' return to Albania

Author: Vathi, Z. and Duci, V.

Publication date: 12/02/2015


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Transnational Orientation, Cosmopolitanism and Integration among Albanian-origin teenagers in Tuscany

Author: Zana Vathi

Publication date: 21/08/2013


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