America is largely a country of immigrants. From the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, to the countless Europeans who passed through Ellis Island at the turn of the century, to modern-day migrant workers in search of labor, stories of people leaving their homeland in pursuit of a better life in the United States abound.
But what happens to those left behind? The family members who for whatever reason remain in their native land?
The National Institutes of Health awarded ASU researchers a total of $42.5 million this year. This includes an award to Dr. Jennifer Glick of nearly $5 million to research how migration affects the lives of children and adolescents who stay behind in their native country. She hopes to gain an understanding of how migration affects family environments and life opportunities.