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Migraciones internacionales

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BUSTAMANTE, Juan José  and  ALEMAN, Carlos. Perpetuating Split-household Families: The Case of Mexican Sojourners in Mid-Michigan and their Transnational Fatherhood Practices. Migr. Inter [online]. 2007, vol.4, n.1, pp.65-86. ISSN 2594-0279.

New guest worker programs that promote temporary and documented immigration have been re-implemented by the United States. This is immigration policy that affects Mexican family organization within and across the border. Hence this paper examines first how Mexican male sojourners undertake their reproductive and productive work, by helping to sustain family life even though they are prevented from family reunification. Second, it explores how sojourners rearrange their parental responsibilities that have been disrupted by spatial-temporal family separation through transnational fatherhood.

Keywords : international migration; labor migration; social policy; transnational fatherhood; family relations.

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