Working paper

Migration and child labour: Exploring child migrant vulnerabilities and those of children left behind

The working paper attempts to describe the correlation between migration and child labour by reviewing secondary data of migrant children with or without their families, and children left behind by their migrant parents. The paper observes that governments' migration policies need to be balanced with their obligations under international conventions to ensure that the rights of children, including migrant children, are protected, including the right to be free from child labour. The paper offers a range of policy considerations, including in the world of work, and points at knowledge gaps.