Transnational Migration and Changing Care Arrangements for Left-Behind Children in Southeast Asia: A selective Literature Review in Relation to the CHAMPSEA Study

Author : Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Theodora Lam, Lan Anh Hoang | 2013
Published By: Asia Research Institute

Left behind children around the world have also been the object of study by different non-governmental organizations(NGOs) including the Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Save the Children. Overall, These groups appear to echo one another in publishing generally bleak findings on the impact of migration on children, particularly when the mothers are away. Left-behind children were reported to suffer from psychological and emotional stress, are more susceptible to deviant behavior and criminal offences whilst expressing feelings of abandonment or resentment at being left behind.

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