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Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children: Whose perspective?
Uppsala universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
2012 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 19, no 4, 495-507 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent years have seen increasing attention being paid to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. This article provides an overview of research in the field and its implications for an understanding of these children as a particularly vulnerable category. The existing research focuses primarily on investigating the children’s emotional well-being from psychiatric and medical perspectives. Moreover, in these studies such emotional problems tend to be linked to previous and current traumatic experiences, in particular separation from their parents. By contrast, this article suggests that a critical need exists for research on unaccompanied children’s life situations based upon exploration of their own perspectives.

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Sage Publications , 2012. Vol. 19, no 4, 495-507 p.
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Agency, emotional health, migration, unaccompanied children, vulnerability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131928DOI: 10.1177/0907568211429625ISI: 000311478300007OAI: diva2:1034239
Available from: 2012-11-30 Created: 2016-10-11 Last updated: 2016-10-11

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