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Comparative Migration Studies
Table 1 Dimensions of analysis and theory-derived ideas on migration determinants
African migration: trends, patterns, drivers
Role of development
Role of states
Emigration initially increases with development, to decrease at higher development levels.
Autocratic and nationalist governments are better able and willing to reduce levels of emigration and immigration.
Development leads to an increasing proportion of populations to migrate to other continents.
Post-colonial relations stimulate migration to former colonisers, although this ‘colonial echo’ decreases over time.
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