Knodel JE, Kespichayawattana J, Wiwatwanich S, and Saengtienchai C. 2007. Migration and Inter-generational Solidarity: Evidence from Rural Thailand. UNFPA Papers in Population Ageing No. 2. UNFPA Country Technical Services Team for East and Southeast Asia.
This publication examines the impact of out-migration from rural areas in Thailand on intergenerational solidarity. With increasing migration of young adults from rural areas to the towns and cities, Thailand offers an interesting case to examine the implications of migration for maintenance of relationships among family members of different generations. The Report provides extensive evidence from the first systematic survey focusing specifically on this issue. It thus provides a unique basis for assessing the complex implications of out-migration on older parents remaining behind in rural areas.