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The ultimate sacrifice : the consequences of migratory separation on the Caribbean family

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posted on 2021-05-22, 09:45 authored by Sophia Meloney Stanberry
One may wonder why a parent, especially a mother, would migrate without her children. For the majority of Caribbean women, their decision to emigrate without their children is mainly driven by necessity. The typical Caribbean mother operates on the premise that a mother will do anything for the betterment of her children. In this paper, I will provide a critical review of the available literature on transnational migration to North America, both Canada and the United States, as it relates to migratory separation, with an emphasis on the psychological consequences that this form of migration has on members of the family in the home and receiving country.





Master of Arts


Immigration and Settlement Studies

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type