New DEMIG paper examines African migration trends
- 28 November 2014
This latest IMI / DEMIG working paper questions common assumptions that Africa is a continent of mass migration to Europe driven by poverty and conflict.
Flahaux and de Haas find that the vast majority of African migrants move within the continent and that recent increases of migration out of Africa seems to be driven by processes of development rather than poverty and conflict, and that these trends are likely to continue in the future.
- Download the full working paper
- Find out more about the DEMIG – Determinants of International Migration project