Comparison of Maghreb migration patterns shows importance of origin states
- 18 July 2014
A comparison of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia shows the significant impact origin countries have on migration to destinations countries in the latest IMI / DEMIG working paper.
Drawing on unique, new migration data from the DEMIG C2C database, author Katharina Natter analyses the significant differences between the migration histories of these countries. The paper shows that the emigration policies of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia play an important role in explaining their divergent emigration patterns.
Natter focuses on three periods of time to show how colonial experiences, processes of independence, and political and socio-economic changes have affected emigration. These are considered alongside the impact of policies in eight main destination countries to provide a complete picture of Maghreb emigration from 1960 to 2010.
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- Find out more about the DEMIG – Determinants of International Migration project