Poverty and International Migration

A Multi-Site and Intergenerational Perspective

By Şebnem Eroğlu

Published

Oct 3, 2022

Page count

104 pages

ISBN

978-1447365730

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 3, 2022

Page count

104 pages

ISBN

978-1447365747

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Poverty and International Migration

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.

Şebnem Eroğlu is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

1. Introduction

2. Migrant Poverty: Scoping the Empirical Field

3. Theorising and Measuring Migrant Poverty

4. Researching Migrant Poverty

5. Do Migrants Fare Better than Stayers?

6. Conclusion