Research Handbook on Child Migration

Edited by Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, US, Jyothi Kanics, Child Circle and Daniel Senovilla Hernández, Research Fellow CNRS – MIGRINTER – Université de Poitiers, France; Coordinator of the Observatory on the Migration of Minors; main editor of the journal Children and Young People on the Move

The scope and complexity of child migration have only recently emerged as a critical factors in global migration. This volume assembles for the first time a richly interdisciplinary body of work, drawing on contributions from renowned scholars, eminent practitioners and prominent civil society advocates from across the globe and from a wide range of different mobility contexts. Their invaluable pedagogical tools and research documents demonstrate the urgency and breadth of this important new aspect of international human mobility in our global age.

‘This Research Handbook has long been awaited. The book reminds scholars and professionals that there is an urgent need for more comprehensive research on migration phenomena as well as for grass-root level activism and advocacy. In sum, this Research Handbook has raised many contextual and systemic issues that are not usually robustly addressed in mainstream Childhood Studies literature.’
– Sirkka Komulainen, Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Soziale Arbeit

‘Historically, migration studies has focused on men, then adults, and only rarely on children. This book testifies to the growing interest in child migrants, including those who are trafficked and those who find themselves saddled with illegal statuses due to the movements of their parents. Covering many disciplines, countries and applied fields, this Research Handbook will be essential reading for those interested in child migration and protection. The editors are to be congratulated for assembling a conceptually and policy-rich collection of original contributions.’
– Robin Cohen, University of Oxford, UK

2018 552 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 369 5 £200.00 £180.00 $315.00 $283.50

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