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A longitudinal analysis of health and mortality in a migrant-sending region of Bangladesh


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Recent theoretical and methodological advances in the study of migration have expanded analysis of its impact from the well-being of migrants to include the well-being of family members left behind in the household or village of origin. The importance of migration, both as loss of local support and labour, and as a means of diversifying and enhancing a household’s livelihood, provokes interest in the migration/health relationship, particularly for the elderly, in rural regions throughout less developed countries (LDCs). Yet thus far little work has tried to measure the impact of migration on the health or survival of the left behind family.