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Status Report on School Participation and Availing of Health and Nutrition Services for Children of Migrant Labourers

Author : National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) | 2016
Published By: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

The impact of migration on children of migrated families is a serious policy concern for the authorities involved in child welfare and development. The study of such children is important because of their perpetual neglect and vulnerability. Their vulnerability might increase in future because of economic crisis, political instability and global environment problems. 8 There are few studies which, focus on issues related to education, health and nutrition status of migrant children. Such issues require immediate concern and more attention of researchers and policy planners. A research study by CMS9 on the immunization status of the children of migrant families conducted in five states of India shows that the percentage of migrant children in the age group of 3-6 years going to Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) is insignificant. Only one out of every three children of the migrant families is enrolled in schools at the destination. The report of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector estimates that out of four million domestic workers in the unorganized sector, women, girls and children constitute 92 percent and 20 per cent of them are under 14 years of age.

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