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  • Working papers

    Irregular Migration in Senegal: Faith, Dreams and Human Smuggling through the Desert and Sea (WP67) [PDF 725.99KB]

    March 2020

    Doudou Gueye and Priya Deshingkar

    • Irregular Migration
    • Human Smuggling
    • Human Trafficking
    • Migration Industry
    • Migration Facilitation
    • West Africa
    • Senegal

    The effects of return migration on household welfare: Evidence from Ethiopia (WP66) [PDF 2.68MB]

    January 2020

    Marta Schoch, Julie Litchfield and Asmelash Haile Tsegay

    • Regional migration
    • International migration
    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Migration data
    • East Africa
    • Ethiopia

    Connection men, pushers and migrant trajectories: Examining the dynamics of the migration industry in Ghana and along routes into Europe and the Gulf States (WP65) [PDF 1.20MB]

    December 2019

    Mariama Awumbila, Joseph Kofi Teye, Leander Kandilige, Ebenezer Nikoi, and Priya Deshingkar

    • Regional migration
    • International migration
    • Migration industry
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    Incomes, remittances and implications for the welfare of migrant-sending households in Zimbabwe (WP64) [PDF 1.22MB]

    December 2019

    Kefasi Nyikahadzoi, Vupenyu Dzingirai, Byron Zamasiya, Providence Warinda and Emmanuel Quarshie

    • Regional migration
    • International migration
    • Internal migration
    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Gender
    • Migration data
    • Southern Africa
    • Zimbabwe

    Follow the money: Tactics, dependencies, and shifting relations in migration financing on the Ethiopia - South Africa migration corridor (WP63) [PDF 845.31KB]

    December 2019

    Yordanos S. Estifanos and Tanya Zack

    • Regional migration
    • Migration industry
    • Southern Africa
    • Eastern Africa
    • Ethiopia
    • South Africa

    The impact of migration on the welfare of households left behind in rural Ghana: a quasi-experimental impact evaluation (WP62) [PDF 1.10MB]

    November 2019

    Joseph Kofi Teye, Louis Boakye-Yiadom, Edward Asiedu, Julie Litchfield, Johnson Wilson Appiah Kubi, and Mariama Awumbila

    • Regional migration
    • Counterfactuals
    • Rural-urban migration
    • Income and remittances
    • Migration data
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    Good for parents but bad for wives: Migration as a contested model of success in contemporary Ghana (WP61) [PDF 917.38KB]

    November 2019

    Akosua K. Darkwah, Dorte Thorsen, Doris A. Boateng, and Joseph K. Teye

    • Regional migration
    • International migration
    • Gender and generation
    • Gender
    • West Africa
    • Ghana
    • Libya

    'Bringing time' into migration and critical border studies: Theoretical and methodological implications for African research (WP60) [PDF 978.23KB]

    October 2019

    Kudakwashe P. Vanyoro

    • Regional migration
    • International migration
    • Migration industry
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa
    • Zimbabwe

    Changing patterns of migration and remittances in Ethiopia 2014-2018 (WP59) [PDF 1.97MB]

    September 2019

    Asmelash Haile Tsegay and Julie Litchfield

    • Regional migration
    • Internal migration
    • International migration
    • Income and remittances
    • Gender
    • Migration data
    • Counterfactuals
    • East Africa
    • Ethiopia

    Changing patterns of migration and remittances: A case study of rural Ghana (WP58) [PDF 1.48MB]

    September 2019

    Joseph Kofi Teye, Louis Boakye-Yiadom, Edward Asiedu, Mariama Awumbila, and Johnson Wilson Appiah Kubi

    • Regional migration
    • Internal migration
    • Income and remittances
    • Gender
    • Migration data
    • Counterfactuals
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    My Way? The circumstances and intermediaries that influence the migration decision-making of female Zimbabwean domestic workers in Johannesburg (WP57) [PDF 1.84MB]

    August 2019

    Tanya Zack, Sarah Matshaka, Khangelani Moyo, Kudakwashe P Vanyoro

    • Regional migration
    • International migration
    • Migration industry
    • Domestic work
    • Gender
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa
    • Zimbabwe

    Brokers, migrants and the state: Berri Kefach “door openers” in Ethiopian clandestine migration to South Africa (WP56) [PDF 1.12MB ]

    August 2019

    Fekadu Adugna, Priya Deshingkar and Tekalign Ayalew

    • Regional migration
    • International migration
    • Migration industry
    • Policy processes
    • Southern Africa
    • East Africa
    • South Africa
    • Ethiopia

    Zimbabwean migrant domestic worker activism in South Africa (WP55) [PDF 909.29KB]

    January 2019

    Kudakwashe P. Vanyoro

    • Regional migration
    • Domestic work
    • Migration industry
    • Policy processes
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa
    • Zimbabwe

    Encouraging 'returns', obstructing departures and constructing causal links - The new creed of Euro-African migration management (WP54) [PDF 996.24KB]

    June 2018

    Marie-Dominique Aguillon

    • International migration
    • Migration industry
    • Policy processes
    • West Africa
    • Senegal

    Drivers of intra-regional and inter-regional migration in Africa: a synthesis from the Migrating out of Poverty surveys (WP53) [PDF 1.37MB]

    May 2018

    Julie Litchfield

    • Counterfactuals
    • Income and remittances
    • Internal migration
    • Regional migration
    • Migration data
    • East Africa
    • Southern Africa
    • West Africa
    • Ethiopia
    • Ghana
    • South Africa
    • Zimbabwe

    We have the research but where is the influence? Constraints and opportunities for evidence-based policy impact in South Africa (WP52) [PDF 727.58KB]

    April 2018

    Kudakwashe P. Vanyoro

    • Policy processes
    • Migration data
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa

    Following in their footsteps: An analysis of the impact of successive migration on rural household welfare in Ghana (WP51) [PDF 1.23MB]

    December 2017

    Eva-Maria Egger and Julie Litchfield

    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    MoVE (methods: visual: explore) Examining the use of participatory visual and narrative methods to explore the lived experience of migrants in Southern Africa (WP50) [PDF 1.40MB]

    July 2017

    Elsa Oliveira and Jo Vearey

    • Communities
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa

    Emic perspectives on brokering international migration for construction from Bangladesh to Qatar (WP49) [PDF 624.78KB]

    March 2017

    C.R. Abrar, Priya Deshingkar, Mirza Taslima Sultana, Kazi Nurmohammad Hossainul Haque, and Md Selim Reza

    • Migration industry
    • International migration
    • South Asia
    • Middle East
    • Bangladesh
    • Qatar

    Gendered dynamics of remitting and remittance use in Northern Ghana (WP48) [PDF 802.72KB]

    March 2017

    Joseph Kofi Teye, Mariama Awumbila, and Akosua Darkwah

    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generation
    • Domestic work
    • Gender
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    Brokerage in migrant domestic work in Ghana: complex social relations and mixed outcomes (WP47) [PDF 902.46KB]

    January 2017

    Mariama Awumbila, Priya Deshingkar, Leander Kandilige, Joseph Kofi Teye, and Mary Setrana

    • Migration industry
    • Domestic work
    • Gender
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    Translocal subjectivities within households 'in flux' in Indonesia (WP46) [PDF 663.94KB]

    October 2016

    Maria Platt, Khoo Choon Yen, Brenda SA Yeoh, Gavin Luymes and Theodora Lam

    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generation
    • Gender
    • Southeast Asia
    • Indonesia

    How unpopular policies are made: Policy making for migrant women in South Africa, Bangladesh and Singapore (WP45) [PDF 694.08KB]

    October 2016

    Ingrid Palmary and Thea de Gruchy

    • Policy processes
    • South Asia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Southern Africa
    • Bangladesh
    • Singapore
    • South Africa

    Gains and Losses from Internal Migration: Evidence from Migrant-Sending Households in Ghana (WP44) [PDF 1.08MB]

    September 2016

    Mariama Awumbila, Louis Boayke-Yiadom, Eva-Maria Egger, Julie Litchfield, Joseph Kofi Teye, and Collins Yeboah

    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Internal migration
    • Rural-urban migration
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    Of Local Places and Local People: Understanding Migration in Peripheral Capitalist Outposts (WP43) [PDF 783.52KB]

    September 2016

    Akosua K. Darkwah, Mariama Awumbila, and Joseph Kofi Teye

    • Gender
    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generation
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    Gendered Practices of Remittances in Bangladesh: A Poststructuralist Perspective (WP42) [PDF 643.65KB]

    September 2016

    Syeda Rozana Rashid

    • Gender
    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generation
    • South Asia
    • Bangladesh

    Does Migration Improve Living Standards of Migrant-Sending Households? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia (WP41) [PDF 1.15MB]

    September 2016

    Yousra Abdelmoneim and Julie Litchfield

    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Internal migration
    • Migration data
    • Rural-urban migration
    • East Africa
    • Ethiopia

    Choosing a Life: Remittances and Youth Aspirations in Bangladeshi Villages (WP40) [PDF 581.07KB]

    September 2016

    Syeda Rozana Rashid and Jalal Uddin Sikder

    • Gender
    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generation
    • South Asia
    • Bangladesh

    Changing Policy: Lessons from the Trafficking in Persons Act (2013) in South Africa (WP39) [PDF 849.82KB]

    September 2016

    Ingrid Palmary and Thea de Gruchy

    • Policy processes
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa

    Who's holding the bomb? Debt-financed migration in Singapore's domestic work industry (WP38) [PDF 1015.92KB]

    August 2016

    Charmian Goh, Kellynn Wee, and Brenda S.A. Yeoh

    • Domestic work
    • Migration industry
    • Policy processes
    • Southeast Asia
    • Indonesia
    • Singapore

    Public Policy Formation: A Case Study of Domestic Workers in Bangladesh (WP37) [PDF 1.21MB]

    July 2016

    ASM Ashraf

    • Domestic work
    • Policy processes
    • South Asia
    • Bangladesh

    The Dynamics of Policy Formulation and Implementation: A Case Study of Singapore's Mandatory Weekly Day Off Policy for Migrant Domestic Workers (WP36) [PDF 786.89KB]

    May 2016

    Chiu Yee Koh, Charmian Goh, Kellynn Wee, and Brenda S.A. Yeoh

    • Domestic work
    • Policy processes
    • Southeast Asia
    • Singapore

    Migration and Socio-Economic Development in African Cities: The Dual Challenge to the Aerotropolis Project of South Africa's Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (WP35) [PDF 601.46KB]

    May 2016

    Jean Pierre Misago

    • Communities
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa

    New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme: An Object Lesson in Policy Making – But for Whom? (WP34) [PDF 809.79KB]

    January 2016

    L. Alan Winters

    • Policy processes
    • Australasia
    • New Zealand

    Moving to greener pastures? Internal migration, land tenure and poverty in mid-Ghana (WP33) [PDF 1.24MB]

    January 2016

    Jon Sward

    • Internal migration
    • Rural-urban migration
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    Migration Consumption Smoothing and Household Income: Evidence from Thailand (WP32) [PDF 841.42KB]

    May 2016

    Ju Qiu and Yaping Wu

    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Migration data
    • Southeast Asia
    • Thailand

    Migration and Social Networks: Evidence from Bangladesh (WP31) [PDF 672.74KB]

    September 2015

    Julie Litchfield, Raisul Mahmood, Tasneem Siddiqui, Eva-Maria Egger, and Shayan Ansari

    • Gender
    • Internal migration
    • International migration
    • Migration data
    • Rural-urban migration
    • South Asia
    • Bangladesh

    Pragmatic Pathways: Critical Perspectives on Research Uptake in the Global South (WP30) [PDF 668.96KB]

    September 2015

    Kudakwashe P. Vanyoro

    • Policy processes
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa

    Migrating out of Poverty in Zimbabwe (WP29) [PDF 914.05KB]

    September 2015

    Vupenyu Dzingirai, Eva-Maria Egger, Loren Landau, Julie Litchfield, Patience Mutopo and Kefasi Nyikahadzoi

    • Gender
    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Migration data
    • Regional migration
    • Southern Africa
    • Zimbabwe

    Are Migrant Households better off than Non-Migrant Households? Evidence from Ghana (WP28) [PDF 1.01MB]

    September 2015

    Mariama Awumbila, Joseph Kofi Teye, Julie Litchfield, Louis Boakye-Yiadom, Priya Deshingkar, and Peter Quartey

    • Gender
    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Migration data
    • West Africa
    • Ghana

    How Migration into Urban Construction Work Impacts on Rural Households in Nepal (WP27) [PDF 1.25MB]

    April 2015

    Jagannath Adhikari and Priya Deshingkar

    • Communities
    • Gender
    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generation
    • Rural-urban migration
    • South Asia
    • Nepal

    Migration and Precarious Work: Negotiating Debt, Employment, and Livelihood Strategies Amongst Bangladeshi Migrant Men Working in Singapore’s Construction Industry (WP26) [PDF 897.61KB]

    February 2015

    Grace Baey and Brenda S.A. Yeoh

    • Construction work
    • Gender
    • International migration
    • Migration data
    • South Asia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Bangladesh
    • Singapore

    Structural Conditions and Agency in Migrant Decision Making: A case of domestic and construction workers from Java, Indonesia (WP25) [PDF 651.81KB]

    February 2015

    Khoo Choon Yen, Maria Platt, Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Theodora Lam

    • Construction work
    • Domestic work
    • Gender
    • Regional migration
    • Southeast Asia
    • Indonesia
    • Singapore

    Migration and Information Communication Technology Use: A Case Study of Indonesian Domestic Workers in Singapore (WP24) [PDF 562.73KB]

    December 2014

    Maria Platt, Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Kristel Anne Acedera, Khoo Choon Yen, Grace Baey and Theodora Lam

    • Domestic work
    • Gender
    • Policy processes
    • Southeast Asia
    • Indonesia
    • Singapore

    Institutional Strengthening of the Office of Labour Attaché: Research Findings from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka (WP23) [PDF 636.86KB]

    November 2014

    C. R. Abrar, S. Irudaya Rajan, L. K. Ruhunage & Tasneem Siddiqui

    • International migration
    • Migration industry
    • Middle East
    • South Asia
    • Southeast Asia
    • India
    • Sri Lanka

    Gendered Migration Patterns, Processes and Outcomes: Results from a Household Survey in Ponorogo, Indonesia (WP22) [PDF 1.13MB]

    October 2014

    Khoo Choon Yen, Maria Platt, Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Silvia Mila Arlini, Grace Baey, Theodora Lam, Sukamdi, Julie Litchfield and Endang Sugiyarto

    • Gender
    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generation
    • Migration data
    • Regional migration
    • Southeast Asia
    • Indonesia

    Is Migration the Solution to Poverty Alleviation in Kenya? Rural-Urban Migration Experiences of Migrants from Western Kenya to Kisumu and Nairobi (WP21) [PDF 1.20MB]

    September 2014

    John O. Oucho, Linda A. Oucho and Vollan Ochieng

    • Internal migration
    • Rural-urban migration
    • East Africa
    • Kenya

    Counting the Cost of Securitising South Africa’s Immigration Regime (WP20) [PDF 594.71KB]

    September 2014

    Gregory Mthembu-Salter, Roni Amit, Chandre Gould and Loren B. Landau

    • Policy processes
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa

    Managing Migration in Southern Africa: Tools for Evaluating Local Government Responsiveness (WP19) [PDF 712.03KB]

    September 2014

    Caitlin Blaser and Loren B. Landau

    • Policy processes
    • Southern Africa
    • South Africa

    Confirmations, Coffins and Corn: Kinship, Social Networks and Remittances from South Africa to Zimbabwe (WP18) [PDF 689.82KB]

    September 2014

    Vupenyu Dzingirai, Patience Mutopo and Loren B. Landau

    • Income and remittances
    • Counterfactuals
    • Intra-household dynamics
    • Gender and generatio

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