'The problem is that I don't know': Agency and life projects of transnational migrant children and young people in England and Spain

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Abstract

This article discusses the life projects of migrant children and young people in England and Spain and illustrates the importance of exploring family dynamics, contextual legal constraints, and ‘transnational uncertainties’ as part of young migrants’ ideas about the future. It reflects on the dilemma posed by acknowledging the agency of migrant children in relation to their future while at the same time considering the constraints they meet as minors and migrants within a broader family and societal context.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-35
JournalChildhood
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date13 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Children’s agency, family, life projects, migration, transnationalism