Understanding Transit Asylum Migration: Evidence from Serbia

Lukić, Vesna (2016) Understanding Transit Asylum Migration: Evidence from Serbia. International Migration, 54 (4). pp. 31-43. ISSN 0020-7985 eISSN 1468-2435

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Due to its geographic location and borders along the European Union (EU), in recent years, the Republic of Serbia has faced an increased number of irregular migrants from third‐world countries claiming asylum on their way into a western EU member state. Some of these migrants stay for a while in asylum centres in Serbia to rest or renew contacts. In order to explore the main socio‐demographic features of the study population, their migration history and intentions, a questionnaire‐based research was conducted in Banja Koviljača asylum centre. The results also give insights into the underlying question “how” and the role of social networks in migration. Most of asylum seekers are unmarried males at peak working age, from countries affected by war and political turmoil. The results indicate this is a transit migration where, besides fleeing to safety, economic status and migration networks have a significant impact on migration flows.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: right of asylum, immigration policy, legal status of refugees, immigration status, history of emigration & immigration, Serbia
Institutional centre: Centre for demographic research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 20:59
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 20:59
URI: http://iriss.idn.org.rs/id/eprint/552

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