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2000 families: identifying the research potential of an origins-of-migration study

Güveli, Ayşe, Ganzeboom, Harry, Baykara-Krumme, Helen, Platt, Lucinda, Eroğlu, Şebnem, Spierings, Niels, Bayrakdar, Sait, Nauck, Bernhard and Sozeri, Efe K. (2014) 2000 families: identifying the research potential of an origins-of-migration study. CReAM discussion paper series (CDP 35/14). Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London, London, UK.

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Despite extensive recent advances in the empirical and theoretical study of migration, certain critical areas in the analysis of European migration remain relatively underdeveloped both theoretically and empirically. Specifically, we lack studies that both incorporate an origin comparison and trace processes of intergenerational transmission across migrants over multiple generations and incorporating family migration trajectories. This paper outlines the development, data and design of such a study, the 2000 Families study, framed within a theoretical perspective of ‘dissimilation’ from origins and over generations. We term the study an origins-of-migration study, in that it captures the country of origin, the family origins and potentially the originating causes of migration processes and outcomes. The resulting data comprised nearly 2,000 migrant and non-migrant Turkish families with members across three or more generations, covering. 50,000 individuals. We reflect on the potential of this study for migration research.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J15 - Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 09:46
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 01:04
Projects: NORFACE grant number 235548
Funders: NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe)

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