African transnational families: Cross-country and gendered comparisons

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Only a handful of studies have compared transnational family life of mother- and father-away families and therefore there is little knowledge about the disparities between migrant fathers and mothers in transnational families. This paper compares the characteristics of African mother-away and father-away families with the aim to understand what differences may exist between the transnational family structures and trajectories of migrant mothers and fathers. This gives further insights to help explain differences found in the effects of maternal and paternal migration on children’s well-being in the country of origin and on the parents’ own well-being.
Event title2017 International Population Conference
Event typeConference
OrganiserInternational Union for the Scientific Study of Population
LocationCape Town, South AfricaShow on map