• Katie Wright


This chapter brings to life the key arguments that are developed in this book via engagement with real-life portraits of migrants who are mothers and their daughters. It incorporates understandings of intergenerational transmission (IGT) that are not solely related to the transfer for material goods but include “psychosocial assets” (such as norms and beliefs that are socially constructed and central to the lives that people value) reflecting a more holistic concept of human-centred development. This chapter introduces human wellbeing theory and outlines how it is conceptualised in this book via integration of material and psychosocial dimensions.


Gender Migration Intergenerational transfer Human wellbeing Latin America 


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  • Katie Wright
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of East LondonLondonUK

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