The Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in Italy: Changes and challenges
Innocenti Working Papers 2009-15
- Baldoni, Emiliana;
- Dalla Zuanna, Giampiero;
- Mencarini, Letizia;
DescriptionSpecial Series on Children in Immigrant Families in Affluent Societies
According to 2001 census data more than 900,000 children aged 0-17, 10 per cent of all children in Italy, were born abroad or had at least one parent who was born abroad. One or both of the parents of about 500,000 children in immigrant families were born in less developed countries. Children now account for almost 23 per cent of the foreign population. In this report, we have analysed household composition and well-being of children in immigrant families with 2001 Italian census data and 2006 survey data. Inclusion and other social issues are reviewed through the most recent literature.