CONNECT
search advanced search
UNICEF Innocenti
Office of Research-Innocenti
search menu

Children on the move

31 Aug 2016

Push and Pull Factors Affecting Children in Migration

The drivers of child migration are often multiple, complex, layered and fluid. Our featured experts discuss the implications for research and policy.

Content Summary: drivers often multiple, interacting; varying positive and negative outcomes and drivers; context in country of origin; trafficking and exploitation; common drivers in Central America: violence, poverty and family connections; child’s own sense of the drivers; multi-factorial drivers – climate, instability, discrimination; decision to migrate usually proves wise.