Second generation from refugee backgrounds in Europe

Milena Chimienti, Alice Bloch, Laurence Ossipow, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

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This introduction to the special issue provides a critical state-of-the-art of the literature on second-generation migrants which has hitherto subsumed the case of the children of refugees. It highlights the theoretical and methodological orientations taken by the literature and examines the main findings on the second generation’s social, educational, economic, cultural and inter-generational lives, before turning to the few findings available on conditions and performances of children of refugees. The editorial concludes by suggesting gaps in our knowledge and areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number40
JournalComparative Migration Studies
Issue number1
Early online date11 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


  • Europe
  • Refugees
  • Second generation
  • Youth


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