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Remittances, Transnational parenting, and the children left behind: Economic and psychological implications

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2011

English

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Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies,Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

This paper looks at the changes in parent-child relations in families divided by migration. Building on ethnographic fieldwork, in-depth interviews, surveys, and clinical cases, it analyses the interaction between the social meaning of remittances, family migration trajectories, and possible consequences of child-parent separations. The conclusion is that remittances often do not compensate for parental absence

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