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ERIC Number: EJ924051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Parental Migration and Children's Outcomes in Romania
Robila, Mihaela
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v20 n3 p326-333 Jun 2011
Although Eastern European migration has increased greatly, the research on its impact on children and families has been limited. In this study I examined the impact of parental economic migration on children psychosocial and academic outcomes in Romania, one of largest Eastern European migrant sending country. Surveys were conducted with 382 children in 5-8th grades. A conceptual model of the impact of parental migration, economic pressure, social support, parenting and children's outcomes was examined using structural equation modeling. The results indicate that higher economic pressure was associated with higher desire for migration, lower parenting quality and higher child psychological distress. Higher satisfaction with migration was associated with higher quality of parenting, higher child psychosocial functioning and academic achievement. Recommendations for programs and policies targeted to immigrant families are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania