Migrant Parents and the Psychological Well-Being of Left-Behind Children in Southeast Asia

  title={Migrant Parents and the Psychological Well-Being of Left-Behind Children in Southeast Asia},
  author={Elspeth Graham and Lucy P. Jordan},
  booktitle={Journal of marriage and the family},
Several million children currently live in transnational families, yet little is known about impacts on their health. We investigated the psychological well-being of left-behind children in four Southeast Asian countries. Data were drawn from the CHAMPSEA study. Caregiver reports from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) were used to examine differences among children under age 12 by the migration status of their household (N = 3,876). We found no general pattern across the four… CONTINUE READING
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