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Title:Growing up in a transnational household: a study of children of international migrants in Accra, Ghana
Author:Dankyi, Ernestina Korleki
Periodical:Ghana Studies (ISSN 1536-5514)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:migrant workers
Abstract:This article examines the Ghanaian context of the phenomenon of transnational households. It looks in particular at the children's perspective about the social impact of parental migration, especially in the light of a parental arrangement (child fosterage). Even though child fosterage in not peculiar to Ghana, it has not been the focus in studies on transnational families. Juxtaposing the Ghanaian children's experience against their Filipino counterparts, the discussion highlights the role that kin and friends play in raising migrants's children. Further, the article addresses the economic consequences of migration, since the relationship between migrants, their children, and caregivers depends on thrives from remittances. Bibliogr., notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]