Welcome to the Princeton Global Network on Child Migration

The Princeton Global Network on Child Migration brings together researchers from six countries and fosters cross-national collaboration and comparative research. The Network investigates the context affecting children of immigrants and child migrants in their receiving countries, as well as their physical, mental, and socioeconomic outcomes.




Alicia Adsera, Marta Tienda and several other network members presented papers at the European Population Conference in Budapest.

Marta Tienda, Andrew Clarke and Mikal Skuterud have begun a new initiative to investigate how literacy, as distinct from years of school completed, is associated with nativity variation in labor market inequality.

The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) hosted several visitors: Miriam Evensen and Are Skeie Hermansen from the University of Oslo in Norway and Lisbeth Trille Loft from the University of Copenhagen.

The Global Network on Child Migration has completed work on a special issue for The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The papers were presented at a meeting of the Network in Barcelona, Spain.

Visits Between Hubs:

April 2014- Alicia Adsera visited Canada to continue collaboration with Ana Ferrer.

April 2014- Melissa Martinson returned to Princeton to complete collaborative research with Marta Tienda.

March- April 2014- Kathleen Kiernan from the United Kingdom hub visited CRCW, the United States hub.

February 2014 - Andrew Clarke from the Australian hub visited CRCW, the United States hub.

August 2013- Wendy Sigle-Rushton visited the US Hub.



Recent Events

July 2014- Launch of The Child & Family Blog
The Jacobs Foundation, The Future of Children (USA) and the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge (UK) jointly launched The Child & Family Blog.

June 2014- Alicia Adsera and Ana Ferrer presented at the European Population Conference in Budapest. "Are Immigrant Women Secondary Workers?"

June 2014- European Population Conference, Budapest. "Border Controls, Benefits, and Rights: How States Shape Migration Patterns in a World of Multiple Origins and Desitinations." Alicia Adsera, John Palmer, Mariola Pytlikova.

April 2014- Marta Tienda presented "Low Birthweight among Immigrants in Australia and the United Kingdom" at the Population Association of America Annual Meetings in New Orleans, LA.

April 1, 2014-EBRD, London. Alicia Adsera and Mariola Pytlikova presented "The Role of Language in Shaping International Migration: Evidence from OECD Countries 1985-2010."

February 2014- Princeton University. "Gender, Nativity, and Family Variations in the Timing of Sexual Initiation." Presentation by Alicia Adsera, Marta Tienda and Rachel Goldberg.

January 2014- Alicia Adsera and Ana Ferrer presented "Are Immigrant Women Secondary Workers? An Examination of the Family Investment Hypothesis in Canada," at the American Economic Association meetings in Philadelphia, PA.

January 2014- Marta Tienda participated in a conference on International Comparisions and Measurement Comparability in Studying Wellbeing of Children with Migration Backgrounds at the Russell Sage Foundation.

July 2013- Marta Tienda and Andrew Clarke (Australian hub) co-organized a migration seminar in Melbourne in July, 2013.


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