Children of seasonal migrant workers
This issue of Early Childhood Matters focuses on an almost invisible population – people who migrate seasonally in search of work, and their children. Often they live in poor quality temporary accommodation close to the work site, where children are exposed to risks of accidents and illness, and below the radar of local authorities meaning they can’t access services such as preschool, school and healthcare.
Articles explore the living conditions of seasonal migrant workers’ children, and experiences with programmes designed to improve those conditions. Contributions come from the United States, India, Turkey, Mexico, Nicaragua and Africa.