Project Details

Investigators: Emily Treleaven, PI, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Co-I

Description: Remittances from migrant family members are an increasingly common source of income in migrant-sending areas, and may be an important mechanism through which parents’ migration affects their children’s health. This project seeks to understand children’s likelihood of receiving remittance income, and how remittance income affects th e health and nutrition of children left behind with consideration of parental absence and other migration-related household and community changes. The results of this project will allow child health programs and policies to better address the needs of children in migrant-sending areas and inform our understanding of adult migrants’ motivations and behaviors in destination countries.

Sponsor: NIH/NICHD. R03 HD 098705. 2020-2022. $156,000