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Linking Migration, Reproduction and Wellbeing: Exploring the Reproductive Strategies of Low-Income Rural Migrants in Vietnam

2008 – 2010
Project Status: Completed


Funded by:
Economic & Social Research Council

Department for International Development

 

Catherine Locke worked with partners in Vietnam on a research project that explored the reproductive strategies of poor migrants and how these affected their experience of migration. The research looks at the mental, emotional and social implications of reproductive behaviour among migrants. Areas of study include how reproductive aspirations fit into migratory strategies, how poor migrants manage reproduction and how institutional factors enable or constrain that management.

 

Partner Organisations:
Centre for Gender and Family Studies, Ho Chi Minh City


DEV Key Contact:

Catherine Locke

 

Selected Output:

Locke, C., Nguyen Thi Than Tam and Nguyen Thu Nga Hoa, 2014, “A Mother who stays but Cannot Provide is not as Good’: Migrant Mothers in Hanoi, Vietnam’, in Unnithan-Kumar, M; Khanna, S. (ed.), ‘The Cultural Politics of Reproduction: Migration, Health and Family Making’, Berghahn Books, Oxford

Locke, C., Nguyen Thi Than Tam and Nguyen Thu Nga Hoa, 2012, ‘Struggling to Sustain Marriages and Build Families: Mobile Husbands/Wives and Mothers/Fathers in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City’, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 7(4): 63-91

 

Policy Briefs:

Locke, C., Nguyen Thi Than Tam and Nguyen Thu Nga Hoa, 2010, ‘Policy Brief No.1. Linking Migration, Reproduction and Wellbeing: Family Strategies and Dilemmas for Low-Income Rural-Urban Labour Migrants’, Also available in Vietnamese.

Locke, C., Nguyen Thi Than Tam and Nguyen Thu Nga Hoa, 2010, ‘Policy Brief No.2. Linking Migration, Reproduction and Wellbeing: The Family Strategies of Low-Income Rural-Urban Migrant Women and Men in their Peak Child-Bearing Years in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh: An Overview’, Also available in Vietnamese.

 

Research Reports:

Locke, C., Nguyen Thi Than Tam and Nguyen Thu Nga Hoa, 2008, ‘Research Report No. 1: Linking Migration, Reproduction and Wellbeing: The Institutional Context Influencing Rural-Urban Migration Choices and Strategies for Young Married Women and Men in Vietnam’.

Locke, C., Nguyen Thi Than Tam and Nguyen Thu Nga Hoa, 2010, ‘Research Report No. 2: The Family Strategies of Low-Income Rural-Urban Migrant Women and Men in their Peak Child-Bearing Years in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh: An Overview’.

 

Conference Papers:

(2009) Martial relations and parenting in transition: Migrant Husbands/Fathers and Wives/Mothers Negotiating New Gender Relations in Hanoi, Vietnam. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, March 2009. By Catherine Locke, Nguyen Thi Ngan Hoa and Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam. Also presented at the DRC on Globalisation and Migration at Sussex University and Avaliable as audio CD from c.locke@uea.ac.uk

(2009) What Does Migration Mean for Relations with Children and Spouses Left-Behind? Reflections from young Married Men and Women on the Move in Vietnam’. By Catherine Locke, Nguyen Thi Ngan Hoa and Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam. Paper presented at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Marrakech, September 2009. Available Online.

(2009) Low Income Rural-Urban Migrant Workers Struggling to Sustain Marriages and Build Families: Mobile Husbands/Wives and Mothers/Fathers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. By Catherine Locke, Nguyen Thi Ngan Hoa and Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam. Paper presented at the Vietnam Update 2009: Migration Nation, ANU, Canberra, November 2009 and forthcoming as a chapter in the Vietnam Update Series.

(2012) What’s Family Got to Do with it? Facing the Challenges of Internal Migration in Vietnam, By Catherine Locke. Presentation at the Conference on Contemporary Challenges in transition Vietnam: Insights from Vietnam Studies in the United Kingdom held on February 29th at the British Academy and organised by the Vietnam Academic Network (VAN-UK) activities. Videolink