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About Roy Huijsmans

Roy Huijsmans is a lecturer at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. His research interests are in the field of childhood and youth studies and include migration, work, education, trafficking as discourse and young people in rural transformation. Roy is an active contributor to the blog ‘children and youth studies: children, youth and development’.

Articles by Roy Huijsmans

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Trata infantil: ¿la «peor forma» de trabajo infantil o el peor abordaje a la migración juvenil?

El término «trata infantil» se suele emplear como sinónimo de la migración laboral infantil. Este marco perjudica a una gran cantidad de migrantes menores de edad que cambian de lugar por diferentes motivos; por ello, es necesaria una nueva visión. English

Child trafficking: ‘worst form’ of child labour, or worst approach to young migrants?

Child trafficking is often used synonymously with child labour migration. This framing does a disservice to many child migrants, who change place for many reasons, and new thinking is necessary. Español

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