Left behind but not left alone: Parental migration & the psychosocial health of children in Moldova

  • 2014•10•01

    Michaella Vanore, Valentina Mazzucato and Melissa Siegel

    The study of the effects of migration on children and elderly left behind was the topic of a European funded research project implemented by UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. This paper, by PhD fellow Michaella Vanore, Prof. dr. Valentina Mazzucato and Dr. Melissa Siegel is a first exploration of parental migration and child psychosocial health in Moldova. Notably the paper finds that parental migration is linked to few differences in child psychosocial outcomes. Specifically, maternal migration seldom leads to differences in child psychosocial health yet psychosocial health is more sensitive to parental migration among boys than girls.

    The full article is published in Social Science and Medicine