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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.

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WHO ARE THE EXPERTS?

Jacqueline Bhabha Jacqueline Bhabha
Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Mike Dottridge Mike Dottridge
Independent Expert
Andrea Rossi Andrea Rossi
Sr. Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Mozambique Country Office
Simon Parker Simon Parker
Director, University of York. School of Social and Political Science
Victoria Rietig Victoria Rietig
Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute