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Migrant Children

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 "In 2006,  35% of children in Australia (about 1.5 million) lived in migrant families (ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing).And about half of the total children living in migrant families were under 9 years old. Despite the significance of the child migrant population, the social roles migrant children perform in their families and at school have been understudied in the Australian context. … Acting as translators and cultural mediators for their families and/or migrant friends, migrant children assume important roles for their families and for society at large.”

 

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