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Children Left Behind

The theme of children left behind covers children who do not move themselves, but are left behind by one or both parents who have migrated. They may live with one parent or stay with other relatives, such as grandparents, aunts or uncles if both parents migrated. Topics covered under this theme include ideas around transnational parenthood, the impact of remittances on the child and child's well being and issues concerning child health and psycho social effects.


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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

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

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Remittances, Transnational Parenting, and the Children Left Behind: Economic and Psychological Implications

Author: Castaneda, E., and Buck, L.

Publication date: 28/01/2012

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This paper looks at the changes in parent-child relations in families divided by migration. Recent academic and...

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Invisible Children in the Dominican Republic: A Minor Field Study on Obstacles to Birth Registration

Author: M. Flygge

Publication date: 16/01/2012

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Birth registration is a fundamental key in ensuring several essential rights of the child; including the right to...

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Without a Safety Net: Participatory Techniques in Research with Young Migrants

Author: G. Fassetta

Publication date: June 2010

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Researching children, and migrant children in particular, means having to strive to redress the imbalance of power...

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International Migration and Health

Publication date: 27/02/2011

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This paper takes into account the fact that as people begin to move in greater numbers, more rapidly and across...

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