Responsible adults-in-the-making: Intergenerational impact of parental migration on Indonesian young women’s aspirational capacity

Khoo Choon Yen & Brenda Yeoh Saw Ai
In the developing economies in Southeast Asia, labour migration is increasingly seen not simply to generate income to meet short-term livelihood needs but to secure the family’s future, often by investing in children’s education. While much work has been done studying the impact of parents’ remittances on children’s wellbeing including education access, the impact of parental migration on children’s (educational) aspirations has received less attention. Viewing youth as social actors, this paper interrogates how they...
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