Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK. Despite research exploring the experiences of child refugees and asylum seekers, less is documented about the experiences of former unaccompanied minors after the age of 18.

RSN's team has completed a research project for the United Nations University to examine factors facilitating and impeding the socioeconomic integration and wellbeing of Afghan former unaccompanied minors. This new working paper demonstrates the role of education in creating socioeconomic opportunities, and shows how unresolved immigration status detracts from wellbeing.

Read the working paper on UNU-wider's website

Read our director's blog post about the research on the UNU-wider website

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