Money, Migration, and Family

India to Australia

  • Supriya Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Supriya Singh
      Pages 25-33
  3. Migration Money

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Supriya Singh
      Pages 37-64
    3. Supriya Singh
      Pages 65-89
  4. Communication, Money and Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
  5. The Migration Experience: From Settlement to Mobility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Supriya Singh
      Pages 141-166
    3. Supriya Singh
      Pages 167-190
  6. The Transnational Joint Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Supriya Singh
      Pages 193-208
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Supriya Singh
      Pages 211-214
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-253

About this book


This book tells the story of nearly five decades of Indian migration to Australia from the late 1960s to 2015, through the eyes of migrants and their families. Firstly, there is the marked increase of Indian migrants, shifting from the earlier professionals to a dominance of student-migrants. The India-born in Australia are the fourth largest overseas born group. Secondly, remittances flow two ways in families between Australia and India. Thirdly, family communication across borders has become instantaneous and frequent, changing the experience of migration, family and money. Fourthly, mobility replaces the earlier assumption of settlement. Recent migrants hope to settle, but the large group who have come to study face a long period of precarious mobility. Lastly, recent migrants re-imagine the joint family in Australia, buying homes to accommodate siblings and parents. This is changing the contours of some major cities in Australia. 


Indian Migration Transnational Families Migration Families Indian Migrants Migrants in Australia Family Money Gender Issue Migrant Money Student Migrant

Authors and affiliations

  • Supriya Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Business and LawRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55716-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54886-3
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