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Mon, April 10, 2017, noon:
Elizabeth Bruch

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Ideational Influences on Migration: Values and Beliefs

a PSC Research Project

Investigators:   Arland Thornton, Prem B. Bhandari, Tom E. Fricke

This project investigates the influence of ideational factors – values and beliefs – on domestic and international migration in Nepal. First, we examine how ideational factors influence the rate of migration out of an area, the migration destination, and the rate of subsequent international migration for those who first migrate domestically. Second, we investigate how ideational factors intersect with socioeconomic, demographic, familial, and migration-specific capital factors at the individual, household, and community levels to influence migration.

We analyze data from the Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS) in Nepal, which collected extensive individual and household information from a sample of Nepalis ages 12-59 in 2008, and conducted follow-up interviews with both migrants and non-migrants 2008-2012. These interviews provide migration histories, including the month and year of each move and the destination of that move. This prospective panel study provides a comprehensive view of a large sample of Nepalis and the circumstances and forces that influence their decisions. We investigate the ideational-socioeconomic-family model of migration using sophisticated analytic techniques, including event history models, nested logistic regression, and latent class trajectory analysis.

Funding Period: 08/01/2014 to 05/31/2019

Country of Focus: Nepal

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