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Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return

Zevulun, D., Post, W. J., Zijlstra, A. E., Kalverboer, M. E. & Knorth, E. J., 18-Jul-2018, In : Journal of ethnic and migration studies. 44, 11, p. 1774-1796 23 p., 2.

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Zevulun, D., Post, W. J., Zijlstra, A. E., Kalverboer, M. E., & Knorth, E. J. (2018). Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 44(11), 1774-1796. [2]. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1391076

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Zevulun, Daniëlle ; Post, Wendy J. ; Zijlstra, A. Elianne ; Kalverboer, Margrite E. ; Knorth, Erik J. / Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania : Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return. In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies. 2018 ; Vol. 44, No. 11. pp. 1774-1796.

Harvard

Zevulun, D, Post, WJ, Zijlstra, AE, Kalverboer, ME & Knorth, EJ 2018, 'Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return' Journal of ethnic and migration studies, vol. 44, no. 11, 2, pp. 1774-1796. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1391076

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Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania : Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return. / Zevulun, Daniëlle; Post, Wendy J.; Zijlstra, A. Elianne; Kalverboer, Margrite E.; Knorth, Erik J.

In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, Vol. 44, No. 11, 2, 18.07.2018, p. 1774-1796.

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Zevulun D, Post WJ, Zijlstra AE, Kalverboer ME, Knorth EJ. Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return. Journal of ethnic and migration studies. 2018 Jul 18;44(11):1774-1796. 2. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1391076


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title = "Migrant and asylum-seeker children returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive factors for social-emotional wellbeing after return",
abstract = "The return of rejected asylum seekers has a high priority on the national agendas of European States. In order to make well-informed asylum decisions involving children, knowledge of how asylum-seeker children fare after their return to their countries of origin is needed. This study aims to gain knowledge about the child-rearing environment and the social-emotional wellbeing of migrant children who have returned to Kosovo and Albania after a stay in a European host country. Based on a sample of 106 returned families, the study investigated the predictive factors for children’s social-emotional wellbeing after return using regression analyses. The findings show that procedural characteristics and ethnicity predict wellbeing, mediated through the quality of the child-rearing environment. The most vulnerable children did not have a stable resident status in the host country, belonged to a minority ethnic group and were older adolescents. The findings indicate that the wellbeing of returned children is not only dependent on conditions after repatriation, but also on the conditions which the families left in the host country. To enable sustainable return in a child’s best interests, the needs of vulnerable families and children should be thoroughly assessed prior to their return, and reintegration support should be tailored to their situation.",
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