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ERIC Number: EJ947057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Setting a New Research Agenda: Professional Migration Experiences and Their Impact on Family Well-Being
Dunlop, Ted
Child & Youth Services, v32 n3 p176-179 2011
In this article, the author talks about the growing pattern of migration experiences for professional people and the impact these have on the well-being of the family as a whole and individual family members who reside outside their home countries for prescribed periods of time. It is easy to argue that the experiences of such families are far less acute and immediate than those of refugee families. Professional families--those with one or two parents working for multinational corporations, the diplomatic corps, governmental and nongovernmental aid and development agencies, academic institutions, and so forth--may have far more resources at their disposal to cushion the impact of moving from one country to another. With the accelerating movement of human capital around the Globe and the increasing numbers of individuals and families living transnational lives, there is considerable merit for investigating the effects such experiences have on families, and putting forward strategies that minimize the negative impact on the social, emotional, and psychological health of family members. It is the hope of the author that through research and writing about such experiences, including more eclectic methodologies such as story telling, personal reflection and reflective recollections of one's own experience and that of one's family, lessons can be learned that might be of benefit to others, ameliorate the sense of alienation, and give clear recognition to the unique, potentially enriching but also somewhat stressful and disruptive experiences encountered by families on the move.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada