This paper addresses the subject of immobility, an often-neglected dimension in migration studies. It argues that exploring the preference to stay, especially among poorer populations who stand much to gain economically from migrating, reveals the non-economic motivations that influence migration decision-making processes. The paper draws data from the EUMAGINE project in Senegal.
This working paper has been developed from Kerilyn's Masters Dissertation. Students in the MSc in Migration Studies receiving a distinction for their thesis are invited to publish a modified version as an IMI and COMPAS joint working paper.
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