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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.


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Using Deconstructing Developmental Psychology to Read Child Migrants to South Africa

Author: Palmary, I. and Mahati, S.

Publication date: 10/01/2015

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In this article, we consider how we can use the text Deconstructing Developmental Psychology
to read...

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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

Abstract:

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

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Children on the Move

Author: Mike Dottridge et al

Publication date: 26/04/2013

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Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. The...

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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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Victims or criminals? The vulnerability of separated children in the context of migration in the United Kingdom and Italy

Author: Furia, A.

Publication date: 27/06/2012

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Despite the periodic and official commitments of the United Kingdom and Italian governments with regard to...

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