Beyond Networks: Feedback in International Migration by Oliver Bakewell, Godfried Engbersen, Maria Lucinda Fonseca,

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By Oliver Bakewell, Godfried Engbersen, Maria Lucinda Fonseca, Cindy Horst

This edited quantity asks how the arriving of migrants at one time impacts the choices of these contemplating migration later. via a suite of case reviews of migration in twelve 'corridors', it exhibits how diversified kinds of suggestions through varied actors and during varied channels give a contribution to our realizing of diverging migration flows.

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A third main topic included in the interviews was the role of pioneer migrants in influencing the evolution of a migration system. Pioneers could be the first migrants who left or arrived, but the concept also referred to the pioneers of a particular migrant group that emerged later, such as the first Moroccan family migrants who arrived in the Netherlands after the first wave of labour migrants. Our aim was to identify the characteristics of the pioneers and the circumstances under which they moved.

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We then studied their migration trends towards the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and the United Kingdom over time. These scoping studies included detailed reviews of literature, national and local migration statistics and interviews with key informants. The studies underpinned the final choice of countries. We settled on Brazil, Morocco and Ukraine as the three origin countries. India turned out to be a case that challenged the feasibility of analysis based on migration corridors: there was not only variation between corridors – which is what we wanted – but extreme heterogeneity within each corridor compared to other options.

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