Disability among the children of migrants in South Africa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This study describes the relationship between child disability and parental migration status in South Africa. The results indicate that though the children of immigrants were generally less likely to be disabled than those of the native-born population, the immigrant advantage was significant only among the children of immigrants from countries that are not a part of the South African Development Community (SADC). Additionally, the children of South African-born internal migrants were more likely to be disabled than the children of South African-born non-migrants. The study also examines school enrolment among disabled children. Our results show that disabled children of immigrants were more likely to graduate from secondary school at younger ages than were the disabled children of internal migrants and non-migrants. However, the disabled children of recent SADC immigrants were less likely to be enrolled in schools than those of native-born South Africans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-156
Number of pages26
JournalEtude de la Population Africaine
Volume19
Issue numberSUPPL. B
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Fingerprint

migrant
disability
immigrant
school enrollment
community
secondary school
graduate
migration
school

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography

Cite this

@article{d67e10e5a123416b839f0313bf1a72c8,
title = "Disability among the children of migrants in South Africa",
abstract = "This study describes the relationship between child disability and parental migration status in South Africa. The results indicate that though the children of immigrants were generally less likely to be disabled than those of the native-born population, the immigrant advantage was significant only among the children of immigrants from countries that are not a part of the South African Development Community (SADC). Additionally, the children of South African-born internal migrants were more likely to be disabled than the children of South African-born non-migrants. The study also examines school enrolment among disabled children. Our results show that disabled children of immigrants were more likely to graduate from secondary school at younger ages than were the disabled children of internal migrants and non-migrants. However, the disabled children of recent SADC immigrants were less likely to be enrolled in schools than those of native-born South Africans.",
author = "Thomas, {Kevin J.}",
year = "2004",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "19",
pages = "131--156",
journal = "Etude de la Population Africaine",
issn = "0850-5780",
publisher = "Union for African Population Studies",
number = "SUPPL. B",

}

Disability among the children of migrants in South Africa. / Thomas, Kevin J.

In: Etude de la Population Africaine, Vol. 19, No. SUPPL. B, 01.12.2004, p. 131-156.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Disability among the children of migrants in South Africa

AU - Thomas, Kevin J.

PY - 2004/12/1

Y1 - 2004/12/1

N2 - This study describes the relationship between child disability and parental migration status in South Africa. The results indicate that though the children of immigrants were generally less likely to be disabled than those of the native-born population, the immigrant advantage was significant only among the children of immigrants from countries that are not a part of the South African Development Community (SADC). Additionally, the children of South African-born internal migrants were more likely to be disabled than the children of South African-born non-migrants. The study also examines school enrolment among disabled children. Our results show that disabled children of immigrants were more likely to graduate from secondary school at younger ages than were the disabled children of internal migrants and non-migrants. However, the disabled children of recent SADC immigrants were less likely to be enrolled in schools than those of native-born South Africans.

AB - This study describes the relationship between child disability and parental migration status in South Africa. The results indicate that though the children of immigrants were generally less likely to be disabled than those of the native-born population, the immigrant advantage was significant only among the children of immigrants from countries that are not a part of the South African Development Community (SADC). Additionally, the children of South African-born internal migrants were more likely to be disabled than the children of South African-born non-migrants. The study also examines school enrolment among disabled children. Our results show that disabled children of immigrants were more likely to graduate from secondary school at younger ages than were the disabled children of internal migrants and non-migrants. However, the disabled children of recent SADC immigrants were less likely to be enrolled in schools than those of native-born South Africans.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=30844467515&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=30844467515&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:30844467515

VL - 19

SP - 131

EP - 156

JO - Etude de la Population Africaine

JF - Etude de la Population Africaine

SN - 0850-5780

IS - SUPPL. B

ER -