Family-member migration and the psychosocial health outcomes of children in Moldova and Georgia

M.T. Vanore

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This dissertation examined the relationship between family-member migration and the psychosocial health of children remaining in the origin country. Using survey data collected in Moldova and Georgia, analyses revealed that child-migrant separation does not correspond to universally negative child emotional health outcomes. In Georgia, no form of family-member migration corresponded to unfavourable psychosocial health outcomes; in Moldova, only the migration of a father corresponded to worse outcomes, and only among boys. These results suggest that the potential impacts of migration on child psychosocial health are heterogeneous and shaped by factors such as the gender of the migrant and child.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Mazzucato, Valentina, Supervisor
  • Siegel, M., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date17 Jun 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789086663668
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • family-member migration
  • impacts

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