International migration is a life-changing process, but do the migrants and their families fare economically better than those who stayed behind?
Drawing on the largest database available on labour migration to Europe, this book seeks to shed light upon this question through an exploration of poverty outcomes for three generations of settler migrants spanning multiple European destinations, as compared with their returnee and stayer counterparts living in Turkey.
As well as documenting generational trends, it investigates the transmission of poverty onto the younger generations. With its unique multi-site and intergenerational perspective, the book provides a rare insight into the economic consequences of international migration for migrants and their descendants.
“This pathbreaking research makes key contributions to our understanding on poverty and migration. Using an original theoretical framework, a novel methodology and an unprecedented large-scale dataset, it will inform policies to improve life chances and conditions of migrant groups in Europe.” Ayse Guveli, University of Essex
“Adopting an innovative multi-generational and multi-sited approach, this book offers new insights into how migrants fare in comparison to compatriots who remain in the origin country. The book promises to be an informative resource for migration researchers.” Louise Ryan, London Metropolitan University
Şebnem Eroğlu is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.
2. Migrant Poverty: Scoping the Empirical Field
3. Theorising and Measuring Migrant Poverty
4. Researching Migrant Poverty
5. Do Migrants Fare Better than Stayers?