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Children on the move

31 Aug 2016

Research and Knowledge Gaps

The rapid increase of child migration and many difficulties in scoping and framing their experiences before, during and after their journey pose enormous challenges. Our featured experts share their insights.  

Content Summary: in-depth and context specific research; outdated legal and policy frameworks; degree of agency among child migrants; knowledge/data gap after reunification/deportation; need for longitudinal, panel data; importance of opinions/direct experiences of children themselves; child perceptions of what protects them; the process of integration, impact of stigma on children-bilingual accommodations; comparative data on unaccompanied minors in different regions; ethical dilemmas-protecting identities-anonymous data collection-avoiding re-traumatization.