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Children of International Migrants in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines: A review of evidence and policies

This paper considers three groups of children affected by international migration: (i) children left behind by international labour migrants from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand; (ii) children of Thai nationals in Japan; and (iii) children brought along by irregular migrants in Malaysia and Thailand. Based on the limited data available from published sources, the paper constructs preliminary estimates of numbers of children involved. It then synthesizes available evidence on problems and opportunities faced by the children, and on policies towards them. There are, however, important gaps in the available evidence. The paper identifies these gaps and suggests ways in which they might be filled.

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Paper provided by Innocenti Working Papers in its series Papers with number inwopa05/32.

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Length: 40
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa05/32
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  1. Haaga, J. & Davanzo, J. & Peterson, C. & Peng, T.N., 1994. "Twelve-Year Follow-Up of Respondents in a Sample Survey in Peninsular Malaysia," Papers 94-19, RAND - Reprint Series.
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