versão impressa ISSN 1665-8906
ARSENAULT, Stéphanie. Transnacionalización de la subsistencia familiar: El caso de los refugiados colombianos en Quebec. Migr. Inter [online]. 2009, vol.5, n.1, pp. 125-154. ISSN 1665-8906.
The movement of money between the province of Quebec and Colombia is managed primarily by relatives, usually for the purpose of daily family subsistence. The monetary flows between these places occur within heart of the families, their frequency is highly variable, and the amounts involved are modest. Statements gathered from people who send money to relatives in Colombia reveal that for most, the frequency and the amount sent diminish once the person has settled in Quebec when compared to the situation prior to exile. For many, their role as the family's economic provider has declined considerably, and for some, it has entirely ceased. Generally, we can assert that people do not make major changes in their intention to help their families economically once they have left Colombia. Instead, the changes arise from their specific ability to do so, which declines or disappears altogether.
Palavras-chave : Refugees; remittances; transnationalism; Quebec; Colombia.