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Children on the move

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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Content Summary: in-depth and context specific research; outdated legal and policy frameworks; degree of agency among child migrants; knowledge/data gap after reunification/deportation; need for longitudinal, panel data;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.

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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