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Migrant children and equality
Migrant children and equality

Migrants – that is, anyone who was born outside the country in which they reside – have been an issue of worldwide interest for some time. In 2013 the United Nations calculated that there were 232 million migrants globally, and that ‘at the heart of this phenomenon are human beings in search of decent work and a better or safer life’ (United Nations General Assembly, 2013: 4). A surge in migrants trying to enter Europe has pushed migration to the top of the European political agenda. The sheer scale has challenged national policy and capacity. As a consequence, public attitudes to migrants vary, but the majority agree that the well-being of children is paramount and that migrant ...

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