Children's experience of loss by parental migration in inner-city Jamaica.

  title={Children's experience of loss by parental migration in inner-city Jamaica.},
  author={Audrey M Pottinger},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={75 4},
Migratory separation, when parents migrate and leave their children behind, was investigated in a case-control sample of 9- to 10-year-olds living in inner-city communities in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica (N = 54). Data analyses using descriptive statistics and bivariate correlations showed that children's reactions to their parents' migration were directly related to poor school performance and psychological difficulties. Additionally, being currently exposed to violence in the home and/or… CONTINUE READING

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