Using life histories to explore the complexities of internal and international migration.

Pooley, Colin (2021) Using life histories to explore the complexities of internal and international migration. Continuity and Change, 36 (1). pp. 111-131. ISSN 0268-4160

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Abstract

Residential migration is one of the most problematic demographic variables. In Britain there are no sources that routinely record all moves, and the motives behind relocation are rarely recorded. In this paper I argue that the use of life histories can add important depth and clarity to the study of residential moves. The paper focuses on two themes: the ways in which internal and international migration may be linked together over the life course; and the complex mix of reasons why a move may take place. Used sensitively, life histories and life writing can enhance the study of migration history.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Continuity and Change
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Deposited On:
03 Dec 2020 13:40
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Yes
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27 Jul 2021 06:01