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Parental migration and disruptions in everyday life: reactions of left-behind children in Southeast Asia

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Lam,  Theodora
Socio-Cultural Diversity, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Max Planck Society;

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Yeoh,  Brenda S. A.
Guests and External Members, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Max Planck Society;

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Lam, T., & Yeoh, B. S. A. (2019). Parental migration and disruptions in everyday life: reactions of left-behind children in Southeast Asia. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 45(16), 3085-3104. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2018.1547022.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0005-4338-1
Abstract
Increasing feminisation of transnational labour migration has raised concerns over potential ‘care crises’ at home, and consequently a ‘care deficit’ for children left in origin countries. Our paper focuses on how left-behind children from Indonesia and the Philippines understand, engage and react to changes in their everyday lives in their parents’ absence. While many children had no say over their care arrangements, some were able to assert their agency in influencing their parents’ decisions and eventually migratory behaviours. Their thoughts and actions reinforce the importance of including children’s views in development and migration studies to improve both the children’s and families’ well-being, and make migration a sustainable strategy for all.