Interrogating the relationship between remigration and sustainable return
International migration, 2017, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 107-121
KUSCHMINDER, Katie, Interrogating the relationship between remigration and sustainable return, International migration, 2017, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 107-121 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/47727
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Assisted voluntary return is a central component of many countries managed migration policies. Within these programmes achieving a sustainable return is a common policy goal, which is often measured through remigration. In this paper, it is argued that remigration is not a valid indicator to measure sustainable return. A new definition and approach to defining and measuring sustainable return is presented based on a multidimensional return and reintegration index, which is tested with a sample of 118 returnees in six countries. Due to small sample size a chi-square test is used to examine the correlation between the return and reintegration index and remigration intentions. The results demonstrate the relationship between having a concrete remigration plan and the return and reintegration index is insignificant. This relationship between remigration and sustainable return is further interrogated throughout the paper.
First published online: 22 August 2017
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/47727
Full-text via DOI: 10.1111/imig.12378
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