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Migration between Africa and Europe

  • Cris Beauchemin
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cris Beauchemin
    Pages 1-8
  3. A Comparative Approach of African Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Bruno Schoumaker, Marie-Laurence Flahaux, Cris Beauchemin, Djamila Schans, Valentina Mazzucato, Papa Sakho
      Pages 35-79
    3. Amparo González-Ferrer, Elisabeth Kraus, Pau Baizán, Cris Beauchemin, Richard Black, Bruno Schoumaker
      Pages 81-122
    4. Eleonora Castagnone, Bruno Schoumaker, Tiziana Nazio, Laura Bartolini
      Pages 123-148
    5. Valentina Mazzucato, Djamila Schans, Kim Caarls, Cris Beauchemin
      Pages 149-185
  4. Congolese Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Bruno Schoumaker, Marie-Laurence Flahaux, José Mangalu
      Pages 189-215
    3. Bruno Schoumaker, Eleonora Castagnone, Albert Phongi Kingiela, Andonirina Rakotonarivo, Tiziana Nazio
      Pages 217-238
    4. Cris Beauchemin, Kim Caarls, Jocelyn Nappa, Valentina Mazzucato, Bruno Schoumaker, José Mangalu
      Pages 239-261
  5. Ghanaian Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Djamila Schans, Valentina Mazzucato, Bruno Schoumaker, Marie-Laurence Flahaux
      Pages 265-289
    3. Richard Black, Peter Quartey, Eleonora Castagnone, Tiziana Nazio, Bruno Schoumaker, Andonirina Rakotonarivo
      Pages 291-317
    4. Kim Caarls, Valentina Mazzucato, Djamila Schans, Peter Quartey, Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe
      Pages 319-360
  6. Senegalese Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Cris Beauchemin, Papa Sakho, Bruno Schoumaker, Marie-Laurence Flahaux
      Pages 363-396
    3. Eleonora Castagnone, Papa Sakho, Tiziana Nazio, Bruno Schoumaker, Andonirina Rakotonarivo
      Pages 397-422
    4. Cris Beauchemin, Kim Caarls, Valentina Mazzucato
      Pages 423-453

About this book

Introduction

This volume examines migration between Africa and Europe, rather than just from Africa to Europe. Based on a unique socio-demographic survey carried out both in origin and destination countries (MAFE survey), it argues that return migration, circulation, and transnational practices are significant. Policy design must also take these factors into account.

Comparing in a systematic way three flows of African migrants (from Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Senegal), this study offers a new view on the patterns, determinants, and family and economic effects of migration. By comparing six European countries (Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK), it shows that the dynamics of migration differ greatly in new vs. old destination countries.

Based on a statistical analysis of life histories, this study provides a dynamic view of migration that will help readers better understand current trends as well as future trajectories. It will appeal to researchers, academics, practitioners, and others interested in taking a deeper look in (im)migration issues.

Keywords

African migration in the European context Return migration, circulation, and transnational practices MAFE project methodlology Congelese, Ghanaian and Senegalese migration Migration and family

Editors and affiliations

  • Cris Beauchemin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut national d’études démographiques (INED)ParisFrance

About the editors

Dr Cris Beauchemin is researcher at INED and associate professor at the department of demography of the University of Montreal. He holds his PhD from the University Paris 8. Prior to joining INED, he spent 3 years at the University of Montreal (Demography Department). Most of his research is about migration and connections between places of origin and destination. Covering both domestic and international migration, especially in the African context, his works relate to trends of migration, migrants’ investments, return migration, transnational families, integration and transnationalism... In the last decade, he was responsible of projects involving large scale surveys: the Migration between Africa and Europe project (MAFE) and the Trajectories and origin survey in France (TeO).

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Reviews

“This book has interesting themes for policymakers and those interested in the participation and engagement process, particularly around what constitutes ‘participation’ and how this is responded to. Whilst focused on examples from Scotland, the themes identified by Stewart have wider resonance as she raises insightful questions about the nature of participation, which health services should be grappling with as they continue to face fiscal pressure and have to make difficult decisions around disinvestment.” (Sarah-Jane Fenton, Social Policy & Administration, Vol. 51 (7), December, 2017)​