Rationale

The growing presence of children and youth among migrant populations raises important research and policy questions about how migration influences the wellbeing of children and youth, as well as how young people with migration backgrounds fare in their host countries. As a consortium of research centers located in several countries with large and growing foreign-born populations—Australia, Canada, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and United States—the Princeton Global Network on Child Migration seeks to focus migration research from a child-centric perspective by fostering cross-national collaboration and comparative research that examines the institutional, economic, and social arrangements that define contexts of reception for the children of immigrants and child migrants. Collaborative, comparative research is organized around three general themes: (1) Social, demographic and economic consequences of age at migration; (2) Migration and child well being, including social integration policies; (3) Migrant fertility and living arrangements of children with migration backgrounds.


                   Center for Research on Child Wellbeing           The Office of Population Research           Princeton University