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Children: migration and human capital

Migration A–Z

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  1. José-Ignacio Antón

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm118

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Antón, J.-I. 2013. Children: migration and human capital. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The hope for improving living conditions – particularly, of children – represents one of the main motivations behind the massive migration flows that characterize the current age of globalization. In this context, how migration can make a difference in minors' lives represents one of the prime focuses of current research in social sciences. The aim of this essay is to provide a summary of the current state of research on the impact of migration on child welfare from an economic perspective, which has been concentrated in the last three decades.

Keywords:

  • development;
  • demography and population studies;
  • development;
  • child labor;
  • labor supply;
  • transnationalism;
  • cultural diversity