"Jag kan inte bli mätt när mina föräldrar går hungriga": En kvalitativ studie om ekonomiska remmitteringars betydelse för migranters livssituationer
Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Economic remittances are money transfers worldwide from migrants to their country of origin. This study aimed to examine which significance the remittance has for the sender. How do the senders describe their experiences of remittances, what strategies are used in the process of remitting and how has the migrants’ social and economic situation in the host country been affected by remitting? The issues were answered through six semi-structured interviews with remitting migrants. The theoretical approach consisted of the concepts transnational social space, reciprocity and social exclusion. The findings were that remittances had great value to the senders with both negative and positive outcomes. Strategies formed to live up to expectations to remit were group wise, long-term and practical. Remittances had an impact on choices regarding recreational activities, housing and employment. Our conclusion is that remitting is an important act to maintain the bond to the country of origin, despite economic and social sacrifices. Being a participant in dual social worlds in which social and economic conditions differ shapes the experienced requirement to remitt. Remittance cannot be seen as a sole factor for placing senders in social exclusion, though it can limit the sender economically and socially.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 61 p.
remittance, migrant, social exclusion, transnationalism, reciprocity, money transfers
remittera, migrant, social exklusion, transnationalism, recipocitet, penningförsändelser
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120255OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-120255DiVA: diva2:851083
Minas, Renate, Docent i socialt arbete
Øverlien, Carolina, Docent i socialt arbete