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Beyond Networks: Insights on Feedback and Mechanisms of the Middle Range

  • Godfried Engbersen
  • Erik Snel
  • Cindy Horst
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Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Migration Pattern Economic Opportunity Destination Country Return Migrant Migration Policy 
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  • Godfried Engbersen
  • Erik Snel
  • Cindy Horst

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