Children: migration and human capital
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Antón, J.-I. 2013. Children: migration and human capital. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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.
- demography and population studies;
- child labor;
- labor supply;
- cultural diversity