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Why does child trafficking policy need to be reformed? The moral economy of children’s movement in Benin and Ethiopia

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This article challenges policy discourses that frame children’s independent movement as intrinsically exploitative and threatening to their development. Drawing on research with children and adults in Benin and Ethiopia, two countries caught up in current efforts to eradicate child migration and the trafficking with which it has become associated, the article critiques assumptions about children’s vulnerability and physical dependence and contests the idea that appropriate childhood is necess...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/14733285.2013.817661

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Institution:
European University Institute
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Children's Geographies Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
354-368
Publication date:
2013
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ISSN:
1473-3285
URN:
uuid:2778ca19-f4f5-4289-a34c-e5035a35b27c
Local pid:
ora:10532

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