Intergenerational Transfers over the Life Course: Addressing Gendered and Temporal Complexities

  • Katie Wright


This chapter provides an overview of studies examining the intergenerational transmission (IGT) of poverty and inequality over the life course highlighting temporal and gendered complexities. It suggests that these might be addressed via consideration of three key concepts—relationality, intergenerationality and intersectionality. Further, it argues that adoption of the human wellbeing concept might potentially extend understanding of how far psychosocial transfers can be used to overcome the deprivations that low-income populations face.


Gender Migration Intergenerational transfer Human wellbeing Latin America 


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  • Katie Wright
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of East LondonLondonUK

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