Hub-wide survey: migrants, migrant households, returnees

While South-South migration accounts for nearly half of all international migration, research and policy discussions tend to focus on movements from countries in the Global South to countries in the Global North. Moreover, the lack of existing research and data on migration between the countries of the Global South means that research has drawn heavily on theoretical and empirical frameworks associated with migration to the Global North. To shift this focus, MIDEQ is currently undertaking an interdisciplinary Hub-wide survey which will:

  • Describe migrants’ perceptions, knowledge and decision-making patterns, and examine factors that influence these variables;
  • Explore the role of migration intermediaries in facilitating mobility in specific corridors, and associated variations in migration outcomes;
  • Examine the resource flows associated with migration between countries, including financial flows, trade and knowledge;
  • Investigate gender inequalities, rights and resources in origin and destination countries;
  • Explore the experiences of children who migrate with or without their families, those born to migrants in destination countries and those ‘left behind’;
  • Examine the relationship between poverty, social inequalities and international migration;
  • Identify formal/informal participation, social integration, mobilisation and organisation used by migrants in destination countries;
  • Describe employment and work conditions among migrants, and identify factors associated with labour exploitation;
  • Identify risks to migrants’ health and safety and services use;
  • Explore migrants’ and migrant households’ access to and use of information, communication and technology;
  • Examine the effect of different migration trajectories and experiences on the mental health of migrants;
  • Describe experiences of violence among migrants and identify factors associated with violence and abuse; and
  • Capture cultural responses to migration.