Migration and Development

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vaknaam Migration and Development
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Migration and Development
Leerdoelen You will be able to contextualize (global) migration against current socio-economic and political developments.
› You can give an overview of the main (theoretical) approaches in migration studies.
› You can summarize migration theories and apply the theories in a research setting and confront the expectations against empirical material.
› You can discuss the main trends in migration.
› You can explain and discuss the relationship between migration and economic outcomes, specifically labour market outcomes, at the regional and at the individual level.
› You can explain and discuss the relationship between migration and socio-cultural outcomes, such inclusion and exclusion dynamics, at the regional and at the individual level.
Omschrijving Migration is a powerful mechanism in the social and economic dynamics both of migrants themselves and of the places that are involved in migration. At the regional level, for example, we observe that human capital is an increasingly important determinant of economic development. Migration of skilled employees therefore importantly shapes regional differences in economic growth. At the other end, we see places that lose people as a result of migration and suffer the social and economic consequences. At the individual level, migration may be a means to improve your socio-economic position, for example when searching for a new job, or perhaps when running from harsh political circumstances. Migration thus plays a key-role in the lives of people as well as for the regions people live and work. Understanding process of migration is therefore key in understanding the socio-economic development of people and places.

This course is dedicated to the mutual relationship between migration and the economic and social development of people and places. It offers theories to understand why people migrate and the outcomes of migration. At the same time, theories that highlight the role of human capital and migration in regional development are explored. In addition, the course aims at providing the latest research and trends about migration flows within and between countries as well as the changing economic and social framework in which migration takes place.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Examination with multiple choice questions digital, Examination with open questions digital, Group assignments
(The examination is a mix of multiple choice questions and open questions. It is a digital exam taking place in an exam hall. Students have to hand in one assignment.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Dr. S.A. Adaawen
Docent(en) Dr. S.A. Adaawen ,Prof. Dr. D. Ballas ,prof. dr. C.H. Mulder ,Dr. A.P.P. Remund
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Articles. See the reading list published on Brightspace.
Opmerkingen Open for those doing the Minor Development Studies and anyone else in their 2nd year or later in the Bachelor. Not for 1st year students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Planning) 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester I a keuze
Minor Development Studies 3 semester I a keuze
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Economic Geography) - semester I a verplicht
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Real Estate Studies) - semester I a keuzegroep
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Population Studies) - semester I a verplicht