Social capital and transnational South Asian families : rituals, care and provision

MAND, Kanwal

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March 2006
12 p

This paper looks at social capital in the context of migration. It challenges the view that critical processes of social changes such as migration undermine and weaken social capital assets. It shows how transnational networks are strengthened and maintained, and social norms enhanced and replicated as a coping strategy in times of social changes. The paper focuses in particular on family ties, ethnicity, gender, household, care and provision. Some of the conclusions may be applied to other contexts, such as emergency situations, conflict situations and contexts of particular hardship

Series:Families & Social Capital ESRC Research Group Working Paper No 18 

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