Briefing Paper 11. Independent Child Migration: Introducing Children's Perspectives.


Since its establishment in 2003, the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty (Migration DRC) has undertaken research on independent child migrants in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Bangladesh and India. In the course of this research, the Migration DRC has identified a significant gap between how children see their own experiences of migration and the way that child migrants are often represented. In response to this, the Migration DRC has sought to highlight the views of migrant children in its work, in order to gain a better understanding of why children migrate and what difficulties they face in relation to their migrant status. This has informed a number of research-based policy recommendations designed to take into account the risks faced by child migrants.


Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 4 pp.

Briefing Paper 11. Independent Child Migration: Introducing Children’s Perspectives.

Published 1 January 2008