Locating Migration in Imagined Futures

This qualitative study is part of a cross context comparative analysis, spanning Kerala and Mizoram in India and Gampaha in Sri Lanka, to understand about how international migration has shaped the way young individuals imagine their future trajectories. The component in Sri Lanka is carried out by IPS. By framing migration as a project that extends beyond financial costs and benefits into the realm of social and moral considerations, this project aims to push scholarly and policy conversations about migration beyond of economic nationality, to understand the complex motives and considerations of individuals who decide to leave their homes in search of work.

Research team

Bilesha Weeraratne
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Anna Lunn
Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE), Columbia University, New York
Charlotte Wang
Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE), Columbia University, New York

Funding

Research and Empirical Analysis of Labour Migration (REALM), New York University Abu Dhabi