Seeking greener shores? Emigration aspirations in Morocco and Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic
Amir Abdul Reda and Omololá Olárìndé present some early findings of their DYNAMIG research on the impact of health crises on migration aspirations in Atlantic countries of the Global South, analysing social media data. This short paper was originally published in the 2023 edition of The Atlantic Currents.
Gender in migration aspirations and decision-making, trajectories and policies
Omololá Olárìndé, Lena Detlefsen, Melissa E. Tornari, Eleonore Kofman, Tobias Heidland and Abdulfatai Salawudeen look at recent discussions on how social norms, culture and class intersect with gender in migration decisions, focusing on Africa. Their paper explores how individual characteristics and institutions influence gendered migration decisions
From data to decisions: How DYNAMIG can contribute to better migration policies
How do people decide whether to migrate? Do migration policies take into account decisions, preferences and behaviour? And do these policies influence people’s decisions? Tobias Heidland explains why these questions are essential and how the DYNAMIG project aims to contribute to a better understanding of migration decisions, migration policymaking and policy effectiveness.
Conceptual framework: Report of synthesis of recent theoretical developments
This paper looks at recent discussions and trends on African migration, and reviews recent theoretical and methodological developments on migration decision-making within and beyond Africa. By doing so, it seeks to better understand the decision-making process of heterogeneous groups of aspiring migrants at different stages in their potential and actual journeys.