The number of households where children are raised by grandparents is rising in lower and middle-income countries. Parents have moved away for opportunities as agricultural jobs no longer provide a reliable income due to climate change. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports for the series, Agents for Change, produced in partnership with the Under-Told Stories Project at the University of St. Thomas.
People in rural Thailand have for decades spent a few weeks each year away in the city earning extra income in between planting and the harvest. But in recent times, agriculture, the rice crop, in particular, has become unreliable as a source of income, and that’s forced longer and longer absences from home.
What climate change is doing is exacerbating impacts on other, more traditional economic and political drivers of migration.
said Sara Vigil, Research Fellow at SEI Asia to PBS News Hour
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