Migration interfaces with the issue of child labour in many ways. It can be an internal or a cross-border movement. It can be voluntary or forced _ the latter is often linked with the group known as internally displaced persons (not having crossed a frontier) and refugees (crossing or having crossed a frontier in search of protection).
The phrase "migrant workers" denotes a cross-border situation. Yet the status of people, including children on the move, varies from documented/regular (coming with the relevant papers/visas) to undocumented/irregular.
The precarious situation facing children in employment and migration is particularly acute in the informal sector _ such as in regard to child domestic workers, children in agriculture and in various harmful occupations _ at times on the fringes of the law.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.