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Papeles de población

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CANALES, Alejandro I.. The rol of remittances in the transnational family relationships configuration. Pap. poblac [online]. 2005, vol.11, n.44, pp.149-172. ISSN 2448-7147.

Remittances are directly related to migration patterns, and in particular to arrangements made within and between families and households. However, not all migrants' households are equally recipients of remittances. In a large number of cases, households with no recent migration or that have never had migrants, still receive remittances. This is possible because remittances like the migration itself are supported by transnational family and social networks, which allow current extended family arrangements to be translated to different geographical regions, by articulating homes and domestic units located in the communities back home in Mexico with homes and domestic units in neighbourhoods and towns in the United States. In other words, remittances are a major factor in paying for the reproduction of these transnational family relationships. The families of the migrants back at home find themselves in the same displaced situation, and establish forms of social and economic reproduction which are heavily dependent on the earned income of the migrants in the United Sates.

Palabras llave : migration; remittances; household; transnatiolnalism; Mexico.

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