An introduction to migration studies: The rise and coming of age of a research field

Peter Scholten*, Asya Pisarevskaya, Nathan Levy

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Migration studies has contributed significantly to our understanding of mobilities and migration-related diversities. It has developed a distinct body of knowledge on why people migrate, how migration takes place, and what the consequences are of migration in a broad sense, both for migrants themselves and for societies involved in migration. As a broadly-based research field, migration studies has evolved at the crossroads of a variety of disciplines. This includes disciplines such as sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, law and economics, but increasingly it expands to a broader pool of disciplines also including health studies, development studies, governance studies and many more, building on insights from these disciplines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMISCOE Research Series
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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SeriesIMISCOE Research Series

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