Migration with Families
Children migrating with families refers to children who directly experience mobility, together with their parents. Most research on migrant families is focused on the family unit or the household. It assumes the adults are the key actors and the children often become invisible due to their assigned status of dependents. The research highlighted within this theme brings to fore the children's perspectives. It highlights children's participation within the migration process of the family. The theme aims to show the active role children can play within the migration process, the community they become part of and the transnational networks they participate in.
Exploring children's experiences of migration: movement and family relationshipsAuthor: de Lima, P., Punch, S. and Whitehead, A.
Publication date: July 2012
This briefing paper highlights the main themes emerging from a recent ESRC seminar to explore the ways that...› See full document
No Way Out, No Way In: Irregular migrant children and families in the UKAuthor: Sigona, N. and Hughes, V.
Publication date: May 2012
An estimated 120,000 irregular migrant children live in the UK, and a large majority of these are either born in...› See full document
Return Visits of the Young Albanian Second Generation in Europe: Contrasting Themes and Comparative Host-Country PerspectivesAuthor: Vathi, Z. and King, R.
Publication date: 04/09/2011
Research on the links of the second generation to their parental homeland, and return visits in particular, is...› See full document
Remittances, Transnational Parenting, and the Children Left Behind: Economic and Psychological ImplicationsAuthor: Castaneda, E., and Buck, L.
Publication date: 28/01/2012
This paper looks at the changes in parent-child relations in families divided by migration. Recent academic and...› See full document
Invisible Children in the Dominican Republic: A Minor Field Study on Obstacles to Birth RegistrationAuthor: M. Flygge
Publication date: 16/01/2012
Birth registration is a fundamental key in ensuring several essential rights of the child; including the right to...› See full document