The relationship between social remittances, integration patterns and intergenerational transmission has been the subject of several studies across Europe. This article aims to explore the complex links between migration, social inclusion abroad and social remittances between several generations of Moldovan migrants in Italy. The production of social remittances incorporates many variables: the exposure to remittances migrants had during their childhood in Moldova, the family relationships and the degree of involvement in collective initiatives. We took into consideration three dimensions: remittances’ directionality, including reverse social remittances, the role in the exchange (sender or receiver) and the intensity of exposure/involvement. Our analysis indicates that there is a difference in transnational behaviours between the first migrants and the new generation. Parents are often trapped in occupational and socially segregated niches, while their children have opportunities to develop greater social mobility and to strengthen cosmopolitan affiliations. Young people raised in Italy, compared to their parents, have more opportunities for meaningful social contacts that can be translated into innovative ideas in Moldova.

Cingolani, P., Vietti, F. (2020). ‘My Parents Fell behind’: Social Remittances, Integration and Generational Change Among Moldovan Immigrants. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION, 21(4), 1097-1113 [10.1007/s12134-019-00701-z].

‘My Parents Fell behind’: Social Remittances, Integration and Generational Change Among Moldovan Immigrants

Vietti, Francesco
2020

Abstract

The relationship between social remittances, integration patterns and intergenerational transmission has been the subject of several studies across Europe. This article aims to explore the complex links between migration, social inclusion abroad and social remittances between several generations of Moldovan migrants in Italy. The production of social remittances incorporates many variables: the exposure to remittances migrants had during their childhood in Moldova, the family relationships and the degree of involvement in collective initiatives. We took into consideration three dimensions: remittances’ directionality, including reverse social remittances, the role in the exchange (sender or receiver) and the intensity of exposure/involvement. Our analysis indicates that there is a difference in transnational behaviours between the first migrants and the new generation. Parents are often trapped in occupational and socially segregated niches, while their children have opportunities to develop greater social mobility and to strengthen cosmopolitan affiliations. Young people raised in Italy, compared to their parents, have more opportunities for meaningful social contacts that can be translated into innovative ideas in Moldova.
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Integration; Italy; Migration; Moldova; Social remittances; Transnationalism;
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Cingolani, P., Vietti, F. (2020). ‘My Parents Fell behind’: Social Remittances, Integration and Generational Change Among Moldovan Immigrants. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION, 21(4), 1097-1113 [10.1007/s12134-019-00701-z].
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