Childhood, Youth and Migration

Connecting Global and Local Perspectives

  • Christine Hunner-Kreisel
  • Sabine Bohne

Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Children’s and Youth’s Own Perspective in Migrant Societies

  3. Education, Social Differentiations and (In-)Equality

  4. Questions of Global and Local Living

  5. Living Circumstances Shaped by Patterns of Migration and Mobility

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-295

About this book


This book shows the different ways in which migration matters in the context of global and local childhood and youth. Furthermore, it highlights that childhood, youth and migration as well as local and global perspectives need to be thought and analyzed together, to address the significant dimensions of social inequality in the context of growing up.

Migration as a phenomenon is most often motivated by the search for a better life. Very often children and young people, migrating alone or together with their families, migrate to ameliorate their own or others’ living conditions and seize opportunities for realizing a good life. Today as well as in the past this search for a better life is very often triggered by socio-economic reasons, war or terrorism.

Against the backdrop of the topic raised above the book deals with children and young people’s own perspective in countries of migration. It promotes the idea of connecting global and local issues of childhood and youth with a special focus on questions of education. It studies questions of global and local living and highlights living circumstances shaped by patterns of migration and mobility.


Children and youth in rural areas Children’s view on justice and well-being Educating the children of migrant workers Justice and morality Living circumstances shaped by patterns of migration Results from the Children’s world study Taking the child/the growing up person serious about the nature of childhood connecting global and local issues of growing up global and local living intersection of global and local issues in childrens and youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Hunner-Kreisel
    • 1
  • Sabine Bohne
    • 2
  1. 1.ISBSVechtaGermany
  2. 2.Coordinator of EU-Project “Gender Equality in Research and the Academia” (EGERA)VechtaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31109-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31111-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-520X
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