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Understanding the aspiration to stay: a case study of young adults in Senegal

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This paper addresses the subject of immobility, an often-neglected dimension in migration studies. It begins with a critical exploration of how the migration literature theorises non-migrants and organises the explanations for immobility offered therein. The concept of 'acquiescent immobility’ is introduced to highlight the existence of non-migration preferences regardless of capability constraints. This paper argues that exploring the preference to stay, especially among poorer popula...

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International Migration Institute
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IMI Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2015-01-01
Paper number:
107
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1156411
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2021-02-10

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