Intergenerational Transfers, Migration and Human Wellbeing

  • Katie Wright


This chapter examines the contributions of prominent theorists in migration studies who have examined intergenerational transfers and social and occupational mobility outcomes in the context of the US and Spain. It considers how far an intergenerational life course perspective together with a more holistic concept of human wellbeing might complement these existing studies. It argues that this can be achieved by exploring how intergenerational transfers are constructed and rooted in racial, ethnic, age, class and gender differences and the gendered processes through which these transfers occur.


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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