Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/190106
Authors: 
Gladwell, Catherine
Thomas, Jennie
Chetwynd, Georgina
Majeed, Saliha
Burke, Carolyn
Stubbs, Victoria
Zahid, Seemin
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2018/57
Abstract: 
Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK. Despite research exploring the experiences of child refugees and asylum seekers, less is documented about the experiences of former unaccompanied minors after the age of 18. Using practice-based research, we draw on three new primary data sources to examine factors facilitating and impeding the socioeconomic integration and wellbeing of Afghan former unaccompanied minors. We demonstrate the role of education in creating socioeconomic opportunities, and show how unresolved immigration status detracts from wellbeing.
Subjects: 
migration
refugees
youth
Afghans
education
qualitative research
JEL: 
I24
I26
I31
J60
Z18
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-499-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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