The Role of International Migration
Partner: ODI / SLRC
Locale: Select Union Councils of Lower Dir and Swat districts
This study focuses on international migration as a livelihood activity from a household perspective. Migrant households has been compared to non-migrant households in order to understand who migrates and who is unable to do so in conflict-affected situations, and to understand the opportunities and barriers to international migration in the sample areas.
It is a mixed method study and combines econometric analysis of the baseline survey with qualitative fieldwork and analysis of secondary source with the econometric analysis.
In exploring migration as a livelihood strategy, particular emphasis has been given on the question of which social-economic groups and members within a household have access to migration and which are excluded and the reasons for their exclusion.
- To consider the role of migration as a livelihood strategy
- To provide an initial exploration of links between migration and legitimacy of government.
- Primary data collection
- Partners are analyzing the quantitative survey data carried out in October 2012 under the SLRC mainstream research programme.
- Qualitative data collection started in October with the households, who have reported a member migrated outside for work.