Migration Patterns

Migration of Children and Impact on Depression in Older Parents in Rural Thailand, Southeast Asia

Author : Melanie Abas, Kanchana Tangchonlatip, Sureeporn Punpuing, Tawanchai Jirapramukpitak, Niphon Darawuttimaprakorn, Martin Prince, Clare Flach | 2013
Published By: JAMA Pscychiatry

Migration is feared to be associated with abandonment and depression in older parents “left behind” in rural areas of low- and middle-income countries.To test for prospective associations between (1) out-migration of all children and subsequent depression in parents and (2) having a child move back and an improvement in parents' depression.A population-based study nested in a demographic surveillance site of 100 villages in rural Thailand. Most out-migration is to the capital city.

URL : http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1465618#Abstract

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