Transnational migration: Taking stock and future directions

  • Levitt P
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In this article, the author tries to answer the following questions: How do ordinary individuals actually live their lives across borders? Is assimilation incompatible with transnational membership? How does economic and social development change when it takes place across borders? This article takes stock of what is known about everyday transnational practices and the institutional actors that facilitate or impede them and outlines questions for future research. The author defines what she means by transnational practices and describe the institutions that create and are created by these activities. And she discussed the ways in which they distribute migrants’ resources and energies across borders, based primarily on studies of migration to the United States.

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  • P. Levitt

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