Migration and Children

UNICEF IRC Publications

©UNICEF/ HQ04-0737/Jim Holmes - LAO PEOPLE S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC: People prepare to cross the Mekong River into neighbouring Thailand in small boats, at an official border crossing in southern Lao PDR

UNICEF IRC has published the following reports on migration and children.



  • Child migrants with and without parents: census-based estimates of scale and characteristics in Argentina, Chile and South Africa

  • Children and Families of Ethnic Minorities, Immigrants and Indigenous Peoples

  • Children in Immigrant Families in Eight Affluent Countries: Their Family, National and International Context

  • Children in Immigrant Families in Switzerland: On a Path between Discrimination and Integration

  • Children in Immigrant Families in the Netherlands: A Statistical Portrait and a Review of the Literature

  • Children of international migrants in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines: a review of evidence and policies

  • Children of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities: an Overview and Conceptual Framework

  • Children’s Work and Independent Child Migration: A critical review

  • Economic growth and child poverty in the CEE/CIS and the Baltic States

  • Independent child migrants in developing countries: unexplored links in migration and development

  • Independent Children, Inconsistent Adults: International child migration and the legal framework

  • Literature review on qualitative methods and standards for engaging and studying independent children in the developing world

  • Review of the Circumstances among Children in Immigrant Families in Australia

  • The Children of Immigrants in France: The Emergence of a Second Generation

  • The Situation among Children of Migrant Origin in Germany

  • The Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in Italy: Changes and Challenges

  • The Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in the United Kingdom