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The Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in the United Kingdom

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  • Heaven Crawley

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Special Series on Children in Immigrant Families in Affluent Societies The foreign-born population in the United Kingdom reached 4.9 million in 2001, representing 8.3 per cent of the total population. Around 2.1 million children (16.3 per cent of all children) were in immigrant families. A fifth of these children were foreign born. The remainder were born in the United Kingdom of at least one foreign-born parent. More than 40 per cent were in families from Asia, around 20 per cent in families from Africa and around 20 per cent in families from other countries in Europe. Bangladesh, Jamaica, India and Pakistan are some of the main countries of origin.

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  • Heaven Crawley, 2009. "The Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in the United Kingdom," Papers inwopa579, Innocenti Working Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa579
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    child poverty; discrimination; education; health; immigration; migrant children; migrant families; migration policy; rights of minority children;

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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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