Remittances

Remittances often refer to money or other resources sent by migrants, from the society in which they work to family or personal networks in sending societies . Sums of money can be a valuable additional financial resource for their families and sending societies and  influence the development of the sending context. However, remittances are not solely financial. For example, “social” remittances can refer to the transfer of information or social networks.

This topic includes  literature on the economic impact of remittances, social remittances, temporary/circular migration, diaspora, and transnationalism.

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Economic Integration to Send Money Back Home?

Authors Özge Bilgili
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
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1 Journal Article

Economic remittances, temporary migration and voter turnout in Mexico

Authors Ana Isabel López García
Year 2018
Journal Name Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 1
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3 Journal Article

Income Inequality in Host Countries and Remittances: A Discussion of the Determinants of Portuguese Emigrants' Remittances

Authors Paulo Reis Mourao
Year 2016
Journal Name International Migration
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5 Journal Article

Divine Development: Transnational Indian Religious Organizations in the United States and India

Authors Rina Agarwala
Year 2016
Journal Name International Migration Review
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6 Journal Article

Exploring Links between Internal and International Migration in Albania: a View from Internal Migrants

Authors Erka Caro, L Van Wissen, Ajay Bailey
Year 2014
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 5
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7 Journal Article

The envios of San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca: Food, home and transnationalism

Authors JI Grieshop
Year 2006
Journal Name HUMAN ORGANIZATION
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8 Journal Article

Immigrant Remittances, Stability of Employment and Relative Deprivation

Authors Theodore P. Lianos, Jennifer Cavounidis
Year 2010
Journal Name International Migration
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9 Journal Article

From Economic to Political Engagement: Analysing the Changing Role of the Turkish Diaspora

Authors Melissa Siegel, Özge Bilgili
Book Title Emigration Nations
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10 Book Chapter

Social Remittances and the Impact of Temporary Migration on an EU Sending Country: The Case of Poland

Authors Izabela Grabowska, Godfried Engbersen
Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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11 Journal Article

Impact of Remittances in Developing Countries

Authors Caryn Gay Ellis, Manuel Orozco
Book Title A New Perspective on Human Mobility in the South
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12 Book Chapter

Migration for whose benefit? Pakistani and Indian migrant communities’ remittance sending behavior and integration in Finland and Sweden. (89 500 €)

Principal investigator Zain Ul Abdin ()
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Project description: The aim of this doctoral research is to explore contemporary migration and remittance sending behaviors and their impacts on socio-professional integration of migrants from Pakistan and India in Finland and Sweden. The research assumes that distinct groups of migrants carry dissimilar cultural obligations upon migration, which emphasizes the need to compare migrants from different places of origin. As for the integration process, it is argued that acquiring a job to earn and send money back home promotes initial integration but minimizes consumption and the search for support from various compatriots tends to weaken the integration process in the long run. Migrants pushed by stronger obligations to remit spend a fairly longer time doing odd jobs than those with mild compulsions. Not pushed to work longer hours in unskilled jobs, the latter can dedicate more time to finishing their University degrees, learning the language, and eventually turn out to become an entrepreneur or acquire a professional job. The empirical data collection entails participant observations and semi-structured interviews in Malmö and Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki and Turku in Finland. The primary foci of this research are those migrants who entered on a student visa. This multidisciplinary research addresses an understudied aspect of migrant behaviour, both in Finland and in neighbouring Sweden, namely the relationship between remittance sending and migrant integration. The study asks, who really benefits from migration. Is it the migrant himself/herself or the relatives of the migrant back home who receive the bulk of remittances? The research fills theoretical and empirical gaps regarding different migrant groups' behaviour in remittance vs. integration.
Year 2017
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Rural to Urban Migration of Mexican Americans, Negroes and Anglos

Authors Daniel O. Price
Year 1971
Journal Name International Migration Review
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14 Journal Article

Transforming Transnationalism: Second Generation Tongans Overseas

Authors Helen Lee
Year 2007
Journal Name Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
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15 Journal Article

The impact of remittances on domestic tourism in Mexico

Authors Jorge Mora-Rivera, Hazael Ceron-Monroy, Fernando Garcia-Mora
Year 2019
Journal Name ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH
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16 Journal Article

Diaspora Concentration and the Venture Investment Impact of Remittances

Authors Paul M. Vaaler
Year 2013
Journal Name Journal of International Management
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17 Journal Article

Sending so much more than money : exploring social remittances and transnational mobility

Authors Irina ISAAKYAN, Anna TRIANDAFYLLIDOU
Year 2017
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Citations (WoS) 1
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18 Journal Article

Social Remittances

Authors Carlos Vargas-Silva
Year 2013
Book Title The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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21 Book Chapter

Inducing Development: Social Remittances and the Expansion of Oil Palm

Authors Marvin Joseph F. Montefrio, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Ma. Rose Cristy B. Josol
Year 2014
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 9
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22 Journal Article

'My Parents Fell behind': Social Remittances, Integration and Generational Change Among Moldovan Immigrants

Authors Pietro Cingolani, Francesco Vietti
Year 2020
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
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24 Journal Article

International Migration and the Role of Remittances in Eastern Europe

Authors Miguel A. Leon-Ledesma, Miguel Leon-Ledesma, Matloob Piracha, ...
Year 2004
Journal Name International Migration
Citations (WoS) 54
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25 Journal Article

Collective Outcomes of Social Remittances: Reactions of Local Communities (Acceptance and Resistance)

Authors Michał P. Garapich, Izabela Grabowska, Ewa Jaźwińska, ...
Book Title Migrants as Agents of Change
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27 Book Chapter

Migration Plans and Received Remittances: Evidence from Fiji and Tonga

Authors Gareth Leeves
Year 2009
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 7
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28 Journal Article

The Impact of Remittances on Poland's Economy

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This e-brief reports on the results obtained with respect to the macroeconomic impact of remittances (simulated through a macro model of the Polish economy), as well as their effect at the household level and in terms of their regional distribution. The authors show that remittances have had a significant and positive impact on the Polish economy, and that the impact can be expected to increase with the expected rise in labor mobility in Europe over the next few years.
Year 2012
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29 Report

From Potential to Actual Social Remittances? Exploring How Polish Return Migrants Cope with Difficult Employment Conditions

Authors Mateusz Karolak
Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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31 Journal Article

From Potential to Actual Social Remittances? Exploring How Polish Return Migrants Cope with Difficult Employment Conditions

Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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32 Journal Article

Migration-induced women’s empowerment : the case of Turkey

Authors Sule AKKOYUNLU
Year 2013
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34 Working Paper

Social Remittances: Migration Driven Local-Level Forms of Cultural Diffusion

Authors Peggy Levitt
Year 1998
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 473
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35 Journal Article

Introduction: Social Remittances and “Hand-Made” Change by Migrants

Authors Michał P. Garapich, Izabela Grabowska, Ewa Jaźwińska, ...
Book Title Migrants as Agents of Change
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36 Book Chapter

Migration impact inside-out: stayers, sociology and social remittances

Authors Anne White
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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37 Journal Article

Giving from the Heart or from the Ego? Motives behind Remittances of the Second Generation in Europe

Authors T Fokkema, Eralba Cela, Elena Ambrosetti
Year 2013
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 5
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38 Journal Article

‘I Don’t Want This Town to Change’: Resistance, Bifocality and the Infra-Politics of Social Remittances

Authors Michał P. Garapich
Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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39 Journal Article

Social Remittances and Migration (Sub-)Cultures in Contemporary Poland

Authors Anne White
Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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40 Journal Article

The Migration–Development Nexus and Organizational Time

Authors Peggy Levitt, N. Rajaram
Year 2013
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 4
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41 Journal Article

Legal consciousness as a form of social remittance? Studying return migrants' everyday practices of legality in Ukraine

Authors A. Kubal
Year 2015
Journal Name Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 6
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42 Journal Article

Social Remittances: Migration Driven Local-Level Forms of Cultural Diffusion

Authors Peggy Levitt
Year 1998
Journal Name International Migration Review
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43 Journal Article

The Local Economic Imprint of Return Migrants in Bolivia

Authors Richard C. Jones
Year 2011
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 15
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44 Journal Article

Migrants' capacity as actors of development: do skills matter for economic and social remittances?

Authors Georgina Sturge, Ozge Bilgili, Melissa Siegel
Year 2016
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 1
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45 Journal Article

Knowledge Transfers Through Diaspora Transnationalism and Return Migration: A Case Study of Indian Skilled Migrants

Authors Gabriela Tejada
Book Title Diasporas, Development and Governance
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46 Book Chapter

Observing, Acquiring, Resisting: Migrants’ Agency in the Web of Social Remittances

Authors Michał P. Garapich, Izabela Grabowska, Ewa Jaźwińska, ...
Book Title Migrants as Agents of Change
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48 Book Chapter

‘Wo benanε aεyε bebree’: the economic impact of remittances of Netherlands-based Ghanaian migrants on rural Ashanti

Authors Mirjam Kabki, Valentina Mazzucato, Ernest Appiah
Year 2004
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
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49 Journal Article

Transnational Multisited Qualitative Longitudinal Research in Investigating Social Remittances and Change

Authors Michał P. Garapich, Izabela Grabowska, Ewa Jaźwińska, ...
Book Title Migrants as Agents of Change
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51 Book Chapter

Social Remittances and More: Reflections on 25 Years of Migration Studies

Authors Peggy Levitt
Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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52 Journal Article

Return migration and the reiteration of gender norms in water management politics: Insights from a Chinese village

Authors Jinghua Ge, Bernadette P. Resurreccion, Rebecca Elmhirst
Year 2011
Journal Name Geoforum
Citations (WoS) 19
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53 Journal Article

The impact of migrant workers' remittances on the living standards of families in Morocco: A propensity score matching approach

Authors Jamal Bouoiyour, Amal Miftah
Year 2015
Journal Name Migration Letters
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56 Journal Article

The determinants of remittances among second-generation Mexican- and Filipino-Americans

Authors Armand Gutierrez
Year 2020
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
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58 Journal Article

The Effects of Problem Drinking and Sexual Risk Among Mexican Migrant Workers on Their Community of Origin

Authors Michael R. Duke, Francisco Javier Gomez Carpinteiro
Year 2009
Journal Name HUMAN ORGANIZATION
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59 Journal Article

The Role of Migrant Remittances in Development: Evidence from Mediterranean Countries

Authors Nicholas P. Glytsos
Year 2002
Journal Name International Migration
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60 Journal Article

Can Migration Foster Development in Mexico? The Case of Poverty and Inequality

Authors Agustín Escobar Latapí
Year 2009
Journal Name International Migration
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61 Journal Article

Bahamian Labor Migration to Florida in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Authors Howard Johnson
Year 1988
Journal Name International Migration Review
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62 Journal Article

Social Skills, Workplaces and Social Remittances: A Case of Post-Accession Migrants

Authors Izabela Grabowska
Year 2018
Journal Name Work, Employment and Society
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63 Journal Article

The Consequences of Husband's International Migration on Family Left-Behind in Tamil Nadu, India

Authors Arokkiaraj Heller, Archana Kaushik
Year 2020
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
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64 Journal Article

Guatemala's Ladino and Maya migra landscapes: The tangible and intangible outcomes of migration

Authors M Moran-Taylor
Year 2008
Journal Name HUMAN ORGANIZATION
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65 Journal Article

U.S. Migrant Networks and Adult Cardiometabolic Health in El Salvador

Authors Michelle Y. Martin, Lori A. Francis
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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66 Journal Article

Migration and Remittances

Authors John Connell
Year 2015
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68 Book

Migrants as transnational development agents: An inquiry into the newest round of the miaration-development nexus

Authors T Faist
Year 2008
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 231
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69 Journal Article

Social remittances and intra-EU mobility: non-financial transfers between UK and Poland

Authors Izabela Grabowska, Michal P. Garapich
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 4
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72 Journal Article

Social Remittances and Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe: Embedding Migration in the Study of Society

Authors Anne White, Izabela Grabowska
Year 2019
Journal Name CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN MIGRATION REVIEW
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74 Journal Article

Transnational Health Insurances as Social Remittances: The Case of Congolese Immigrants in Belgium

Authors Jean-Michel Lafleur, Olivier Lizin
Year 2016
Book Title Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe
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75 Book Chapter

Impact of remittances on the country of origin. Multidimensional analysis at macro and microeconomic level. Case study Romania and Moldova

Authors Valentina Vasile, SC Daniel, Elena Bunduchi, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name ROMANIAN STATISTICAL REVIEW
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77 Journal Article

Narrating Migrant Workplace Experiences: Social Remittances to Poland As Knowledge of British Workplace Cultures

Authors Mike Haynes, Aleksandra Galasińska
Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migrtion Review
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78 Journal Article

Researched Communities in Poland and in the UK: Transnational Spaces of Diffusion and Social Remittances

Authors Michał P. Garapich, Izabela Grabowska, Ewa Jaźwińska, ...
Book Title Migrants as Agents of Change
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79 Book Chapter

Migrants as Agents of Change

Authors Michał P. Garapich, Izabela Grabowska, Ewa Jaźwińska, ...
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80 Book

Enhancing the role of remittances through social capital: Evidence from Indonesian household data

Authors Rulyusa Pratikto, Sylvia Yazid, Elisabeth Dewi
Year 2020
Journal Name ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL
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81 Journal Article

Back to the Philippines: Connecting aspirations, return and social remittances in international student migration

Authors Karen Anne Liao, Maruja Asis
Year 2020
Journal Name Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
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82 Journal Article

Narrating Migrant Workplace Experiences: Social Remittances to Poland As Knowledge of British Workplace Cultures

Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migrtion Review
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83 Journal Article

Physical and Mental Health of Live-In Female Migrant Domestic Workers: A Randomly Sampled Survey in Hong Kong

Authors Roger Y. Chung, Jonathan Ka-Long Mak
Year 2020
Journal Name AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST
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84 Journal Article

Generational differences in translocal practices: Insights from rural-urban remittances in Vanuatu

Authors Kirstie Petrou
Year 2018
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 1
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86 Journal Article

Women in (Dis)placement: The Field of Studies on Migrations, Social Remittances, Care and Gender in Chile

Authors Menara Lube Guizardi, Herminia Gonzalvez Torralbo
Year 2019
Journal Name REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS SOCIALES
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87 Journal Article

Případová studie: Sociální remitence – příklad moldavských migrantů v Česku a Itálii.

Authors Dita Čermáková, Petra Šalamounová
Year 2019
Book Title Migration, Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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88 Book Chapter

Greek Immigrants in Australia: Demographic Developments and Economic Integration

Authors Nicholas P. Glytsos
Year 1997
Journal Name International Migration
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89 Journal Article

Migration, Remittances, and Children's Schooling in Haiti

Authors C Amuedo-Dorantes, S Pozo, Annie Georges
Year 2010
Journal Name The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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90 Journal Article

Remittances and Conflict: Some Conceptual Considerations

Authors Anna Lindley
Year 2009
Journal Name JAHRBUCHER FUR NATIONALOKONOMIE UND STATISTIK
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91 Journal Article

Residential Remittances and Food Security in the Upper West Region of Ghana

Authors Kilian N. Atuoye, Vincent Z. Kuuire, Joseph Kangmennaang, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name International Migration
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94 Journal Article

Transnational Politics as Cultural Circulation: Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Migrant Political Participation on the Move

Authors Paolo Boccagni, Jean-Michel Lafleur, P Levitt
Year 2016
Journal Name Mobilities
Citations (WoS) 18
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95 Journal Article

The role of remittances in Botswana: does internal migration really reward sending families?

Authors Eugene K. Campbell
Year 2010
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 7
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96 Journal Article

Family divided: the class formation of Honduran transnational families

Authors LEAH SCHMALZBAUER
Year 2008
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 62
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97 Journal Article

Transformation of Family Norms in a Transnational World: How LGBT Migrants can Affect Change through Social Remittances

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The present study examines transformations of family norms through cross-border exposure to different family models. It focuses on the LGBT migrants from selected Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries with a constitutional same-sex marriage ban, but who now live in same-sex families in Belgium, one of the first countries to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption. This case study will explore how intercultural contact can improve reception of an institutional innovation such as same-sex family. This project is based on in-depth interviews with two groups sustaining ties across borders: (1) the CEE gays and lesbians in same-sex marriage or raising children with a same-sex partner in Belgium, and (2) their non-migrant family members, friends and neighbours in home communities. Migrant transnationalism scholars have established that migrants can effect change in their home communities not only by sending remittances, but also by transferring ideas and practices (social remittances). But empirical investigations of this phenomenon are still scarce, and typically focus on democratic ideas and practices. In a novel approach, the present study will analyse social remittances by examining cross-cultural effects of the institutional innovation of same-sex family, and it will further position its findings into the wider framework of social change analysis. In light of the European Parliament's recent decision to include LGBT and same-sex families' rights into the new EU gender equality strategy, the study's conclusions will also inform relevant policy strategies. By developing this study at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Families and Sexualities at the UCL, the project will benefit from Centre's multidisciplinary perspective and expertise in transnational migrations, family norms and sexuality, to which the project will add a new perspective on the LGBT migrants from CEE, thus deepening Centre's focus on LGBT studies and widening their regional expertise.
Year 2017
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98 Project

Społeczno‑ekonomiczne efekty migracji międzynarodowych Polaków: kariery zawodowe i kapitał ludzki

Authors Izabela Grabowska
Year 2014
Journal Name Studia Biura Analiz Sejmowych
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99 Journal Article

Migrants as Agents of Micro Social Changes

Authors Michał P. Garapich, Izabela Grabowska, Ewa Jaźwińska, ...
Book Title Migrants as Agents of Change
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100 Book Chapter
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