The Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in the United Kingdom

Innocenti Working Papers 2009-18


The Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in the United Kingdom
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Crawley, Heaven;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2009
  • Pages
    • 83
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 583U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

Special Series on Children in Immigrant Families in Affluent Societies

The foreign-born population in the United Kingdom reached 4.9 million in 2001, representing 8.3 per cent of the total population. Around 2.1 million children (16.3 per cent of all children) were in immigrant families. A fifth of these children were foreign born. The remainder were born in the United Kingdom of at least one foreign-born parent. More than 40 per cent were in families from Asia, around 20 per cent in families from Africa and around 20 per cent in families from other countries in Europe. Bangladesh, Jamaica, India and Pakistan are some of the main countries of origin.

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Thematic area

Migration   / 

Thesaurus

child poverty   /  discrimination   /  education   /  health   /  immigration   /  migrant children   /  migrant families   /  migration policy   /  rights of minority children   /