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Migration as Development

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Project "MADE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: SPUI 21
postcode: 1012WX

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙748˙656 €
 EC max contribution 1˙748˙656 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM NL (AMSTERDAM) coordinator 1˙748˙656.00


 Project objective

How do processes of development and social transformation shape human migration? More specifically, how do development process affect the geographical orientation, timing, composition and volume of both internal and international migration? The relation between development and human mobility is highly contested. While economic development in poor countries and areas is usually seen as the most effective way to reduce migration, other studies suggest that development actually increases migration. However, evidence has remained highly inconclusive so far because of theoretical and methodological limitations. This research develops new theoretical and empirical approaches to gain a fundamental understanding of the relation between development processes and human migration. While prior analyses focused on a limited number of economic and demographic ‘predictor’ variables, this project applies a broader concept of development to examine how internal and international migration trends and patterns are shaped by wider social, economic, technological and political transformations. This will be achieved through (i) theory-building (reconceptualising migration as an intrinsic part of broader development processes) enabling the formulation of appropriate hypotheses; (ii) quantitative tests drawing on new, innovative databases on international and internal migration flow and stocks; and (iii) mixed method case-studies of six countries (provisionally Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco and the Netherlands) representing different development-migration trajectories over the 19th and 20th centuries. This project is scientifically ground-breaking by fundamentally shifting our understanding of how long-term development and social transformation processes shape human migration. This is also relevant for policy by challenging popular understandings of migration as a development failure and to make more realistic assessments of how future global change may affect migration.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Hein de Haas
Het is bespottelijk te suggereren dat we vluchtelingen geen veilig thuis kunnen bieden
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Sociale Vraagstukken 23 January 2017 2019-06-06
2018 Katharina Natter
Rethinking immigration policy theory beyond ‘Western liberal democracies’
published pages: , ISSN: 2214-594X, DOI: 10.1186/s40878-018-0071-9
Comparative Migration Studies 6/1 2019-06-06
2016 Katharina Natter
Migrationspolitik: Keine eierlegende Wollmilchsau
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Der Standard 25 August 2016 2019-06-06
2018 Katharina Natter
Immigration Policy Theory: Thinking Beyond the ‘Western Liberal-Democratic’ Box
published pages: 1-34, ISSN: , DOI:
IMIn Working Paper Series 145 2019-06-06
2018 Kerilyn Schewel and Sonja Fransen
Formal Education and Migration Aspirations in Ethiopia
published pages: 1-35, ISSN: , DOI:
IMIn Working Paper Series 144 2019-06-06
2017 Jørgen Carling, Kerilyn Schewel
Revisiting aspiration and ability in international migration
published pages: 1-19, ISSN: 1369-183X, DOI: 10.1080/1369183x.2017.1384146
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 2019-06-06
2018 Hein de Haas and Sonja Fransen
Social transformation and migration: An empirical inquiry
published pages: 1-40, ISSN: , DOI:
IMIn Working Paper Series 141 2019-06-06
2017 Hein de Haas
Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong
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Der Spiegel March 21, 2017 2019-06-06
2018 Simona Vezzoli
The social transformation perspective: an application to long-term patterns and dynamics of Guyanese emigration
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2016 Hein de Haas
Migration Matters: Migration 101 Video Lecture Series
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Migration Matters 2019-06-06
2018 Kerilyn Schewel, Sonja Fransen
Formal Education and Migration Aspirations in Ethiopia
published pages: 555-587, ISSN: 0098-7921, DOI: 10.1111/padr.12159
Population and Development Review 44/3 2019-04-18

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