Conclusions and Implications for Theory and Policy

  • Katie Wright


This chapter examines what this research adds to understandings of IGT, migration and human wellbeing and considers implications for policy. First, it suggests that material and psychosocial intergenerational transfers are important in shaping human wellbeing outcomes, but that to advance understanding of their impact, more research is needed examining transfer processes. Second, it argues that there is a need for policy interventions to support international migrant families by taking longer intergenerational relations perspectives (rather than individual perspectives). As part of this it suggests there is a need for broader consideration of how intersectional inequalities are experienced at critical life course junctures in order to reverse negative downward trajectories and enhance human wellbeing outcomes.


Gender Migration Intergenerational transfer Human wellbeing Latin America 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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