MRS No. 59 – Searching for Clarity: Defining and mapping youth migration

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Authored by Martina Belmonte and Simon McMahon, this Migration Research Series paper offers a review of the available evidence and data on youth migration in order to take a step towards greater clarity in research and policymaking. A review of the available research on youth migration is undertaken with a view to setting out its main characteristics and drivers before turning to a mapping of migration of young people around the world in light of available data. The conclusions summarize the main characteristics of youth migration, looking into future scenarios and paving the way for further research.