What is it about?

In Mexico, many women stay behind to care for their children, the elderly and to be at the front of the household while their partners migrate across international borders. This article looks at all the information available about this group of women.

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Why is it important?

More than 280 million people worldwide are migrants. Those migrants with romantic partners sometimes decide to stay in the country of origin. It is crucial that we learn about their experiences of staying behind.

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This page is a summary of: Transnational migration and Mexican women who remain behind: An intersectional approach, PLoS ONE, September 2020, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238525.
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