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VASQUEZ, Rodrigo. Migration in Latin American countries. A perspective from Pediatrics. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2023, vol.94, n.2, e215.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 0004-0584.


Migration is a growing and changing global phenomenon, mainly between Africa and Europe and more recently among Latin American and Caribbean countries, mainly from countries with low socioeconomic development to more developed regions, but with high levels of inequality. These changes in migratory patterns have led to the migration of unaccompanied minors, which has increased the degree of vulnerability and abuse that this group has experienced. One of the best contributions of migration is the change in the population pyramid in increasingly aging continents due to increased life expectancy rates and to a decreasing pediatric population resulting from a declining fertility rate.

Keywords : Emigrants and Immigrants; Child; Adolescent; Pregnancy; Latin America; Caribbean Region.

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