Migration aspirations and migration cultures: A case study of Ukrainian migration towards the European Union

C. Van Mol, E. Snel, K. Hemmerechts, C. Timmerman

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An abundant body of research focused on macrolevel, mesolevel, and microlevel factors explaining why individuals move across international borders. In this paper, we aim to complement the existing literature by exploring how, within a single country, mesolevel factors differently impact migration aspirations, focusing on a case study of Ukraine. We particularly focus on how migration aspirations of individuals in two different regions can be explained by their international social networks with family members, on the one hand, and with friends, on the other. Furthermore, we explore whether regional migration characteristics play a role, as well as the interaction of such characteristics with individuals' frequency of contact with transnational networks. Our analyses are based on the EUMAGINE project and suggest that the interplay between regional migration characteristics and transnational social contact are key for explaining
the decline of migration systems over time.
Originele taal-2Engels
TijdschriftPopulation, Space and Place
Volume24
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
Vroegere onlinedatum21 dec 2017
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - jul 2018

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