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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Elspeth
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Lucy
dc.identifier.citationGraham , E & Jordan , L 2011 , ' Migrant parents and the psychological well-being of left-behind children in Southeast Asia ' , Journal of Marriage and Family , vol. 73 , no. 4 , pp. 763-787 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 4809274
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79960412258
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dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number GR079946/B/06/Z and GR079946/Z/06Z].en
dc.description.abstractSeveral million children currently live in transnational families, yet little is known about impacts on their health. We investigated the psychological well-being of left-behind children in four Southeast Asian countries. Data were drawn from the CHAMPSEA study. Caregiver reports from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) were used to examine differences among children under age 12 by the migration status of their household (N = 3,876). We found no general pattern across the four study countries: Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Multivariate models showed that children of migrant fathers in Indonesia and Thailand are more likely to have poor psychological well-being, compared to children in nonmigrant households. This finding was not replicated for the Philippines or Vietnam. The paper concludes by arguing for more contextualized understandings.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Marriage and Familyen
dc.rights(c)2011 National Council on Family Relations. This Wiley OnlineOpen article, deposited by permission of the publisher, may be used for non-commercial purposes.en
dc.subjectIslander familiesen
dc.subjectMigrant familiesen
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.subjectHQ The family. Marriage. Womanen
dc.subjectGF Human ecology. Anthropogeographyen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subjectSDG 10 - Reduced Inequalitiesen
dc.titleMigrant parents and the psychological well-being of left-behind children in Southeast Asiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Wellcome Trusten
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography and Geosciencesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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