Transnational Families

Transnational families are family members who are related biologically and live in at least two countries. These kinship residences change over time due to family immigration and returning to the country of origin, as well as births and deaths. Consequently, transnational families do not share the same residency because of the geographic separation, yet they maintain a shared identity and the social union that other families share. Transnational families maintain and create a cohesive union that focuses on the welfare of the family through continuous exchanges and interactions across national borders. There are several types of transnational families, including the following: (a) husbands/fathers traveling overseas to work and later reunite with wife/children; (b) children and young people traveling overseas to go to school (college); (c) ...

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