Salvadoran transnational families -- Why parents migrate -- Journeys and initial settlement -- The structure of trauma through separation -- Gendered opportunities, expectations, and well-being -- How children fare -- The consequences of long-term separation -- ¿Valió la pena? : is family separation worth it?
Widening global inequalities make it difficult for parents in developing nations to provide for their children, and both mothers and fathers often find that migration in search of higher wages is their only hope. Their dreams are straightforward: with more money, they can improve their children's lives. But the reality of their experiences is often harsh, and structural barriers-particularly those rooted in immigration policies and gender inequities-prevent many from reaching their economic goals. Sacrificing Families offers a first-hand look at Salvadoran transnational .
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242) and index