• Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in the Netherlands: choice or chance?

      Kulu-Glasgow, I.; Noyon, S.M.; Smit, M.; Shagiwal, S. (ass.) (WODC, 2018)
      Worldwide, many migrants leave their countries in search of safety and internation- al protection. In 2015, the number of asylum seekers in Europe reached a peak. Among them were unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (UMAs).The current study aimed to shed light on the push and pull factors that played a role in the flight of the UMAs who arrived in the Netherlands in 2015, to understand the processes through which these minors ultimately ended up in this country, their expectations regarding the intended destination, if any, and their satisfaction with life in the Netherlands – topics about which little is known so far. CONTENT: 1. Introduction 2. Inflow of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Europe and the Netherlands 3. Migration to the Netherlands 4. Life in the Netherlands 5. Conclusions