(Non)migration aspirations and adaptation to droughts: Determinants and development implications of (im)mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa

30 May 2024 → 29 March 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Agricultural and natural resource economics, environmental and ecological economics
    • Cultural economics, economic sociology, economic anthropology
    • Economic development
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health sciences not elsewhere classified
droughts Staying preferences migration aspirations irrigation adaptation mechanisms wellbeing implications
Project description
This doctoral project empirically explores (im)mobility aspirations and its development implications. Firstly, it conducts a pioneering global analysis on the determinants of staying preferences. Secondly, it investigates the impact of unfulfilled migration aspirations on Senegalese youth ’s wellbeing, offering insights into the societal implications of the aspiration-capability discussion. Lastly, it assesses adaptation mechanisms like irrigation in mitigating migration aspirations following droughts.