Migrant Work and its Impact on Parents, Children, and Partners

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Heather M. Helms, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The current globalized economy encompasses a widespread movement of markets, technologies, capital, and international labor migration. Economic globalization and labor flows have increased the prevalence of migrant worker families, or families that have one of more family members who reside in different countries for employment. With the growth of migrant worker families worldwide, the study of migrant work and family separation is important to the discussion of work and family science. This entry draws attention to key terms used in the literature on migrant work and family separation, addresses the current state of research that links migrant work and family separation to family relationships, and concludes with implications for researchers and policymakers.

Additional Information

Work and Family Encyclopedia. Work and Family Researchers Network.
Language: English
Date: 2020
policy advocate, researcher or teacher, family dynamics and wellbeing, occupations & work relations

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