IIAS Newsletter 45 Autumn 2007

Remittances and 'social remittances': Their impact on cross-cultural marriage and social transformation

Panitee Suksomboon

Last year, almost 9,500 Thai women were living in the Netherlands, many married to Dutch men. Rather than assimilating and transferring their loyalty exclusively to Dutch society these Thai women still maintain strong social linkages with their families and local communities in Thailand, in particular through material contribution.

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