Migration, Families and Households

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GEMMFH
Vaknaam Migration, Families and Households
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Leerdoelen After the course, students are able to:
- Discuss and explain theories of residential mobility, internal and international migration in general and in the context of families and households in particular.
- Know of and understand the interactions between population, health and place at both the macro (=population) and the micro (=individual) level
- Explain and apply concepts related to migration, families and households, among which concepts related to life courses and ‘linked lives’.
- Explain how migration is related to statuses and events in the life course, among which leaving the parental home, partnership formation, divorce and separation, retirement.
- Reflect on the consequences of migration for individuals and societies.
- Provide an overview of contemporary issues and research findings related to migration, families and households.
- Critically discuss and assess contemporary policies and interventions related to migration, families and households from a research perspective.
Omschrijving This course encompasses the three main types of residential relocations: residential mobility, internal and international migration, in relation to family and household dynamics. A life course perspective is used to determine how migration of individuals (at the micro level) is shaped by events in individual lives, such as leaving the parental home, marriage, divorce, child birth and retirement. It also examines how life events of significant others such spouses, children and parents shape migration decisions of the individual. The course contextualizes the manner in which the decision to migrate is influenced by the family and the household (at the meso level) and the housing and labour markets as well as welfare regimes (at the macro level). The course takes a critical view on the inequalities people experience either on migration or due to migration both within and outside family and household settings.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Excursions, Guest lectures, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Active participation, Examination with open questions digital, Group assignments, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. R. Rutigliano
Docent(en) Guest lecturers ,prof. dr. C.H. Mulder ,dr. R. Rutigliano
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Students are encouraged to read online more recent events on immigration, immigrants, transnational families and internal migration.
A selection of articles will be assigned as reading material per lecture.
Entreevoorwaarden Students must have completed the following study components in order to be admitted to the course unit: Bachelor programme from the Faculty of Spatial Sciences or other social-scientific Bachelor programme. Enrolment in a Master programme of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences also gives the right to enter the course.
Opmerkingen Open for all FSS master students and non-FSS students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Economic Geography  (Optional courses Economic Geography) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Optional courses EIP) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Population Studies  (Basic programme Population Studies) 1 semester I b verplicht
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Optional courses Real Estate Studies) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Society, Sustainability and Planning  (Optional courses Society, Sustainability and Planning) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I b keuze