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Children’s Work and Independent Child Migration: A Critical Review

Author : Maheshwor Shrestha, Eric Edmonds | 2016
Published By: United Nations Children’s Fund

This review considers the evidence from child labor research that is relevant to understanding independent child migration for work. Child labour research is relevant to the study of independent child migration for work in three ways. First, migration for work is one of the many possible alternatives for child time allocation. The methodological and analytical tools used in the study of child labor are thus applicable to the study of independent child migration for work. Second, independent child migration for work will be reduced by factors that improve alternatives to migration. Child labor at home is one possible alternative to migrating. Thus, influences on child labor will affect independent child migration for work by altering the pressures that push children into migration. Third, the issues that arise in understanding why employers use children are also relevant to understanding what factors pull children into migration.

URL : https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/iwp_2009_19.pdf

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