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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.  

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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


Return migration has not been associated with negative psychosocial outcomes, while the experience of children...

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

Author: Zana Vathi

Publication date: 21/08/2013


Research on transnationalism and integration is increasingly focusing on the intersections between the two...

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Children of Exception: Redefining Categories of Illegality and Citizenship in Canada

Author: Francesca Meloni et al

Publication date: 18/04/2013


This article examines legal discourses on precarious status children in Canada over the last decade. Drawing on...

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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


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

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No Way Out, No Way In: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK

Author: 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...

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