Linking Internal and International Migration over the Life-Course: Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Implications

Aude Bernard , University of Queensland

Internal and international migration form part of the same continuum of population movement, but they are typically conceptualised, measured and studied separately. Despite early theoretical attempts at conceptualising internal and international migration jointly, existing evidence remain partial and fragmented, reflecting a diversity of traditions in migration research, with a literature emanating from different disciplinary perspectives and often focused on international migration. To address this gap, this paper takes a step toward integration by examining the relationship between internal and international migration over the life-course of individuals in 21 European countries. It applies competing-risks regression to retrospective migration history collected as part of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in 2017 for individuals born between 1948 and 1967. Results will provide theoretically-relevant insights into the processes of complementarity and substitution that link different forms of population movement.

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 Presented in Session P3. Poster Session Migration, Economics, Environment, Methods, History and Policy