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Branch migration and the international dispersal of families.

Authors
  • Parr, N
  • Lucas, D
  • Mok, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of population geography : IJPG
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
6
Issue
3
Pages
213–227
Identifiers
PMID: 12349715
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

This paper discusses the dispersal of facilities where family members migrate to different destination countries. Terminology for internationally dispersed families is proposed, and the term branch migration is suggested for the migration of related people from the same source country to different destination countries. Data from two 1993 surveys of senior secondary students show that 22% of Sydney students and 20% of Hong Kong students have relatives in two or more other countries. The data suggest that many Asian migrant families have branched between the US, Canada, Australia and other migrant-receiving nations. The causes and implications of the international dispersal of families are discussed.

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