Return migration

Authored by: Janet W. Salaff

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415779722
eBook ISBN: 9780203863299
Adobe ISBN: 9781135183493

10.4324/9780203863299.ch38

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Abstract

Return migration researchers have raised issues that parallel discussions of migration, which contrast rational decision-making with decision-making embedded in social norms and culture. However, migration and return migration differ in crucial ways: return migrants have experienced their home culture either directly or indirectly. Therefore, most analyses of this population must include issues of belonging, identity, and emotions.

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