Transnational families between Africa and Europe

V. Mazzucato, D. Schans, K. Caarls, C. Beauchemin

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This paper provides a descriptive and comparative analysis of transnational families with members located in Africa and Europe. It is thus far the only quantitative study, to our knowledge, that includes cross-country comparisons and focuses on the African European context. By comparing both countries of origin and destination, differences in family arrangements are found among Ghana, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as within these groups depending on the European destination countries. Findings show that dates of arrival and migrant legal status are most commonly associated with transnational family forms. Family and gender norms at origin, migration motivations, destination country family reunification and migration policies, and destination country characteristics related to language, employment opportunities, and educational system help to explain the differences found.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)142-172
TijdschriftInternational Migration Review
Volume49
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
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StatusGepubliceerd - 2015

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