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. (2018). Afghan Refugee Journeys: Onwards Decision Making in Turkey and Greece. Journal of Refugee Studies. 31(4): 566-587.
Kuschminder, K. “Deciding Which Road to Take: Insights into How Migrants and Refugees in Greece Plan Onward Movement” (2018). Migration Policy Institute. Issue Brief.
Kuschminder, K. and Koser, K. ‘Why don’t refugees just stay in Turkey or Greece? We asked them’. The Conversation Global. 13 December 2016.
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