Child health consequences of migration, a systematic review – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Child health consequences of migration, a systematic review

Emma Suh


Pronouns: She/her

Research Mentor(s): Sabrina Hermosilla, Research Investigator / Faculty
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Institute for Social Research,
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 5 (3pm-3:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 9
Presenter: 5

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Despite a large variety of studies on the impacts of migration on children’s health, there is no unity among them. There is no overall consensus that summarizes the effects of migration on adolescents, leaving the field blurry and overwhelming. This systematic review condenses the studies about child migrants in order to understand the trending impacts, if any, on their health. Following the PRISMA approach, the study will be able to sort through various databases to find the most relevant sources. The systematic review is in the beginning of the title review stage, and we are hoping to narrow down from thousands of studies to a couple hundred sources. Given those sources, we will be able to narrow down the sources further, which will give us accurate results on children’s health. The review will provide a foundational piece of literature that will improve the understanding of the health of child migrants. This paper will become a part of a body of research that could help child migrants internationally.

Authors: Emma Suh
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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