This project examines how irregular migrants decide to: 1) stay in a country of transit; 2) pursue onward migration; or 3) return to their country of origin? It also considers how conditions in transit and policy settings influence individual decision making. Fieldwork was conducted from April- July 2015 in Athens and Istanbul. A total of 1,058 surveys and 60 follow-up interviews were completed with migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Syria.
Kuschminder, K. and Koser, K (2016). Afghans in Greece and Turkey seeking to migrate onward: Decision-making factors and destination choices. Migration Policy Practice VI(3): 30-35.
Research Team: Khalid Koser (Principal Investigator), Katie Kuschminder (Lead Researcher)
Photo Credit: Ana-Maria Pavalache