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About this seminar

This event is part of the IMI Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2014.

Using data from an online survey of approximately 400 South African participants from around the world, this paper investigates the determinants of return migration by comparing the effect of explicitly stated reasons with socio-demographic variables (implicit factors). We find that traditionally salient demographic variables, such as age, gender and educational attainment, lack significant explanatory power, which we attribute to the unique nature of the South African diaspora. South African property ownership, loss of South African citizenship and whether or not the respondent’s partner main language is Afrikaans yielded statistically significant results.

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This conference, held in January 2016, celebrated IMI's tenth anniversary

IMI team at tenth anniversary conference

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