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University of Amsterdam (2016)

Understanding family influences on return migration : the case of Morocco

Vantoni Sanda

Titre : Understanding family influences on return migration : the case of Morocco

Auteur : Vantoni Sanda

Université de soutenance : University of Amsterdam

Grade : MISOCO MASTER THESIS 2016

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This thesis is structured as follows : Chapter two provides a brief historical overview of Moroccan migration and highlights some trends in studies of Moroccan return migration. It also highlights the importance of the family in modern Moroccan society. Chapter three exposes the theoretical framework for this thesis. It underlines the relevance of studying family influences in migration and gives an overview of theories of return migration. It then introduces Cassarino’s theoretical framework of return migration and explains how it has been adapted to answer the theoretical problem raised by this study. Chapter four describes the methods of data collection and of data analysis applied in this study, as well as it raises a series of ethical considerations. Chapters five, six and seven report the main findings of this study and reflect the three sub-questions leading the study. Chapter five investigates return motives and highlights in what ways the family influences the emigration phase, as family influences on the emigration phase are essential to understand post-return experiences. Chapter six highlights 11 what form of family support migrants can count on in the preparation for return phase. Chapter seven describes family influences on post-return experiences and highlights how families may be both sources of support and of pressures. It also highlights that family influences play a role on re-emigration intentions. Chapter eight is the conclusive chapter, and among highlighting the main findings in this study, it gives recommendations for further research and underlines the limitations of this study.

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