หัวหน้าโครงการ: อารี จำปากลาย
นักวิจัย: ปัทมา ว่าพัฒนวงศ์
CHAMPSEA is designed to produce good quality data about the impact of the absence of one or both parents on the health and well-being of children left behind when the parent goes abroad to work. The project investigates whether the impacts of parental absence differ according to whether it is the mother and/or father who is absent, and whether it is a daughter or a son who is left behind. The quantitative part of the project tests five hypotheses in relation to children under 12 years of age:
1. Transnational migration of fathers is positively associated with health and well-being;
2. Transnational migration of mothers is positively associated with physical health and well-being, but only where a close female relative provides substitute care;
3. Transnational migration of mothers is negatively associated with mental health and with well-being;
4. The positive and negative associations between the transnational migration of fathers/mothers and child health/well-being vary according to the gender and age of the child;
5. The characteristics of the sending country and local community mediate the health/well-being impacts of parental migration.