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Parental Migration and the Mental Health of Those Who Stay Behind to Care for Children in South-East Asia

Author : Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Elspeth Graham, Lucy P. Jordan | 2016
Published By: Elsevier

This paper uses data collected in 2008 and 2009 for a project on Child Health and Migrant Parents in South-East Asia (CHAMPSEA) to address a largely neglected research area by investigating the mental health of those who stay behind in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam to care for the children of overseas migrants. A mixed-methods research design is employed to answer two questions. First, whether carers in transnational (migrant) households are more likely to suffer mental health problems than those in non-migrant households; and secondly, whether transnational family practices and characteristics of migration are associated with mental health outcomes for stay-behind carers.

URL : https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/10023/5851/Graham2014SocScienceMed_Parentalmigration.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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