Social Cost of Migration on Children Left Behind: Research Summary

Author/s: Disaster Management and Climate Change Programme, BRAC and the Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University
Language: English
Publication Type: Technical Report(External)

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with Save the Children International (SCI) and Global Affairs Canada, commissioned a study “Social Cost of Migration on Children Left Behind due to Labour Migration”. The objective of this study is to investigate and identify the social costs of migration on children who are left behind when their parents (one or both) migrate internally or internationally for employment. The study identifies the impacts on children associated with migration at household and community levels in terms of their safety and protection, health, education, and rights. The study also attempts to discern how children (both males and females) of migrants are affected as a result of being left behind.