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This IMI working paper by MSc in Migration Studies alumni Kerilyn Schewel examines the subject of immobility for young adults in Senegal.

This paper addresses the subject of immobility, an often-neglected dimension in migration studies. It argues that exploring the preference to stay, especially among poorer populations who stand much to gain economically from migrating, reveals the non-economic motivations that influence migration decision-making processes. The paper draws data from the EUMAGINE project in Senegal.

This working paper has been developed from Kerilyn's Masters Dissertation. Students in the MSc in Migration Studies receiving a distinction for their thesis are invited to publish a modified version as an IMI and COMPAS joint working paper.