Online Invited Seminar Talk
Progress and Puzzles in the Study of Migration Aspirations
Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography
Online Invited Seminar Talk, April 14, 2021
Kerilyn Schewel from University of Amsterdam discussed new theoretical and methodological developments in the study of migration aspirations.
‘Migration aspirations’ are receiving greater attention in migration research. This talk reviews new theoretical and methodological developments in the study of migration aspirations. It considers the opportunities, limitations, and persistent puzzles this concept presents to those studying the determinants of migration.
Kerilyn Schewel is a Visiting Research Scholar at the Duke Center for International Development and Senior Researcher at the International Migration Institute, based at the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Social Science Research. Her research examines how human and economic development shapes migration decision-making and behavior, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.