Children and Migration

Millions of children around the world are affected by migration.  This includes girls and boys who migrate within and between countries (usually with their families but sometimes on their own), as well as children ‘left behind’ when their parents or caregivers migrate in search of economic opportunities.  Be it forced or voluntary, by adults or children, migration affects children’s care situations and can entail risks to their protection.

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Xiaohong Jin, Wei Chen, Ivan Y. Sun, Lin Liu - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The primary objective of this study is to test the effects of family, school and background characteristics on left-behind children’s (LBC) and non-left-behind children’s (NLBC) physical health, school performance, and delinquent behavior.

Nora Hettich & Patrick Meurs - International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies,

This case study explores the arriving process of an unaccompanied minor refugee in Germany and his perception of the psychosocial support he received.

Henrik Karlsson - Nordic Social Work Research,

This study’s objective was (1) to investigate if having parent(s) born outside of Europe has an additional effect on the risk of entry into out-of-home care (OHC) in cases of alleged parental physical violence against children, and (2) to discuss potential empirical support for the risk model and the bias model for explaining the over-representation.

Save the Children Europe,

With this report, Save the Children aims to assess how children have been affected since the beginning of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’.

Elena Monserrath Jerves, Lucia De Haene, Peter Rober, Paul Enzlin - International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care,

The purpose of this study is to examine the association between parental migration and adolescents’ styles of close relationships with parents, friends and romantic partners.

Yueyue Zhoua, Yulan Cheng, YimingLiangabJiazhouWangabChangningLicWeijingDucYufangLiucZhengkuiLiu - Children and Youth Services Review,

For this study, the authors conducted the first nationwide survey to examine whether left-behind children aged 0–6  years old have poor interactions with primary caregivers, and whether school-age children experience higher levels of victimization and emotional distress than their non-left-behind counterparts.

Miao Wang, Rebeccah Sokol, Hui Luan, Brian E. Perron, Bryan G. Victor, Shiyou Wue - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study aimed to systematically review experimental studies of interventions that promote mental health wellbeing of left-behind children (LBC) in mainland China.

Quanquan Wang & Xia Liu - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study aimed to clarify the relationship between stressful life events and delinquency among left-behind adolescents by examining the moderating roles of resilience and separation duration in this process.

Yanlin Zhou, Nancy Xiaonan Yu, Peiqi Dong & Qiong Zhang - Journal of Happiness Studies,

Informed by the family systems theory and the ecological view of well-being, this study aimed to investigate how grandparent–child dyads show reciprocal associations between relationship quality and subjective well-being (SWB) and the extent to which resilience accounts for such reciprocal associations.

Ana Vila-Freyer, Mehmet Gökay Özerim,

This book explores the experiences of children and young people who are migrants.