Beyond Networks: Insights on Feedback and Mechanisms of the Middle Range
This book set out to explore how migration at one time influences the subsequent patterns of movement. As noted in Introduction, this tendency for people to move in particular directions apparently following the pathways laid out by those who travelled before is well established in the migration literature, with many empirical examples of these migration systems. In Introduction, Bakewell, Kubal and Pereira argue that much of the existing literature places great emphasis on migrants’ social networks as the principal factor generating these stable migration patterns, with little attempt to provide a clear definition of social networks or a detailed consideration of how they operate. Furthermore, existing work does little to explore the role of factors beyond networks.
KeywordsMigration Pattern Economic Opportunity Destination Country Return Migrant Migration Policy
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