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Transnational Migration and Typologies of Remittances between Punjab and The Netherlands

Atinder Pal Kaur
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Atinder Pal Kaur: Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India

Migration and Diversity, 2022, vol. 1, issue 1, 3-15

Abstract: Migration often leads to separation experienced by families. At the same time, in the case of international migration, transnational families can enjoy remittances from migrants. Most of the analyses by economists show that flow of remittances are crucial to fulfill economic needs of the left-behind families. Since such flow of money plays a vital role in alleviating financial difficulties. Beyond financial support, the sender and receiver also share an emotional bond which is the key to these transactions. These remittances are not only a tool to revive from economic hardship, but also act as a relationship symbol between migrants and families. Moreover, the choices that migrants make to remit money for certain purposes and on certain occasions reflect a complex typology. This typology remains a neglected area of research that this article focuses on.

Keywords: Transnational migration; Transnational families; Remittances; web of relationships; sense of belonging (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.33182/md.v1i1.2817

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