Parenting across borders : effects of transnational parenting on the lives of Angolan and Nigerian migrant parents in The Netherlands

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Abstract

This study is about Angolan and Nigerian parents who live in the Netherlands, but whose children reside in the country of origin. It examines whether this separation effects the wellbeing of the migrant parent. The study reveals that transnational separation can indeed have a negative impact on the wellbeing of the parents. However, this separation does not have to be problematic if good family arrangements are made, such as maintaining regular contact with the child. Furthermore, the context of migration and integration proves a crucial factor. Undocumented migrants and migrants with a low socioeconomic status are particularly prone to reduced wellbeing, partly due to limitations in migration policy that can hinder physical contact with the child.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mazzucato, Valentina, Supervisor
  • Dito, Bilisuma, Advisor
Award date10 Apr 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • migrant parents
  • transnational separation

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Parenting across borders : effects of transnational parenting on the lives of Angolan and Nigerian migrant parents in The Netherlands. / Haagsman, R.K.

Maastricht : Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht, 2015. 183 p.

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