ERIC Number: EJ832134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 25
The Effect of Parents' Labor Migration on the Socialization of Adolescents
Lialiugene, I. Iu.; Rupshene, L. A.
Russian Education and Society, v50 n11 p6-19 Nov 2008
The economic factor is considered primary in temporary labor migrations: when people can find jobs in a country where the standard of living is higher, they are able to earn more money than they would in their home country. In the recent years, differences in pay have been so large that by earning a lot of money in a different country and spending most of their earnings back home, people have been able to improve their family's economic condition substantially. Most people who go to other countries to work leave their families in their home country, transforming the institution of the family and the socialization of children, and creating a need to examine temporary migration from a child-centered perspective. Surveys conducted in several countries in the past few years provide evidence that children's separation from parents who have gone abroad temporarily is becoming an increasing social and pedagogical problem. The authors explore the effect of parents' departure to another country to find work on the socialization of their children. The survey found that as a result of temporary migration by their parents, some adolescents grow up for quite a long time without their parents and are not able to learn life experience and models of behavior from them. The development of the socialization of these youngsters depends mostly on the model of behavior chosen by parents who are performing their parental functions at a distance.
Descriptors: Socialization, Living Standards, Seasonal Laborers, Foreign Countries, Economic Factors, Migration, Migrant Workers, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship, Social Problems, Family Influence, Parent Influence, Parenting Styles, Parent Responsibility, Child Rearing, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Family Structure, Preadolescents, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
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Identifiers - Location: Lithuania