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Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing: Stories of Life in Transition

Elaine Chase and Jennifer Allsopp


This book examines the factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people as they transition to adulthood under the shadow of migration control. Drawing on unique longitudinal data, the book illuminates how they conceptualize wellbeing for themselves and others in contexts of prolonged and politically induced uncertainty. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the experiences of over one hundred unaccompanied young migrants, primarily from Afghanistan, Albania, and Eritrea. It shows the lengths these young people will go to in pursuit of safety, security, and the futures they aspire t ... More

Keywords: wellbeing, health, young people, adulthood, migration control, Eritrea, unaccompanied migrants, young migrants, Afghanistan, Albania

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529209020
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529209020.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Chase, author
UCL Institute of Education

Jennifer Allsopp, author
Harvard University