Innocenti Insight "Children in Migrant Families in Eight Affluent Countries: Their family, national and international context"

©AFP / 2008 - Children in a primary school of Bobigny, France, participate in a discussion on the rights of children with their teachers, on 20 November 2008


This forthcoming Innocenti Insight is the first report to present internationally comparable statistics on the size and family circumstances of children living in immigrant families in eight affluent countries. Children of immigrants represent an increasingly large share of all children in rich countries and will, during the coming decades, be more prominent in the society as workers, voters and parents. It is critical to the social inclusion and integration of these children and families to understand their current situation to develop policies to ensure that these children reach their full potential to participate in the societies of the countries that their parents have adopted.

The Innocenti Insight will be accompanied by background country studies (in the Innocenti Working Paper series) on the situation of children in migrant families in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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