Contextualising Intergenerational Transmission and Human Wellbeing in London

  • Katie Wright


This chapter situates the empirical work within the broader socio-economic and political context of Latin Americans migrating to Europe, highlighting trends such as onward migration from Spain to the UK. It explores the historical context relating to the lives they have left, the reasons for their migration and the objective situation of low-income Latin American migrant women in London in domains such as employment and housing. It next explores the meanings that migrant women and their daughters attach to their experiences that influence subjective wellbeing outcomes. Additionally it offers insights into the kinds of questions asked and methodology applied and how the data was organised using intergenerational chains as the unit of analysis.


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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