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Migration and Child Labour. Exploring child migrant vulnerabilities and those of children left-behind

Document number
2631
Date
2010
Title
Migration and Child Labour. Exploring child migrant vulnerabilities and those of children left-behind
Author/publisher
International Labour Organisation - International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Guidelines/Recommendations, Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Corporate social responsibility, Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Best Interests Principle, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Unaccompanied minors, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Child protection systems, Child Trafficking, Child Prostitution, Child Pornography,
Summary
The working paper attempts to describe the correlation between migration and child labour by reviewing secondary data of migrant children with or without their families, and children left-behind by their migrant parents. Within a context of migration of close to a billion people - both internally and across national borders - the paper describes how in particular some forms of seasonal family migration and independent child migration create extreme vulnerabilities to child labour. While the findings are not unanimous, it further points at a range of studies that confirm that remittances have contributed to prolonging education and reducing child labour.
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