Analyzing Decisiveness of Migration Intentions: Social Kinship that Matters

Published By: Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS | Published Date: June, 01 , 2018

This paper therefore argues that using aggregate measures like migration incidence in an area wherein homogeneity is assumed and obtaining a significant and positive effect may erroneously amplify the power of migration network in the perpetuation of migration activities. Furthermore, the key to understand the process is to take into account the differences in individuals’ phases of migration decision-making in the analysis of factors that influence the decisions. Indeed, network effects vary depending on where one is in the decision-making process. Migrant networks particularly the closest of kin are important in the advanced phase of concrete migration planning, and not in the initial stage. This is an evidence that migrant networks are not only important sources of migration-related information and aspirations but also sources of financial support or the money to move.

Author(s): Aubrey D. Tabuga | Posted on: Jun 28, 2018 | Views() | Download (339)

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