Political turmoil, economic crisis, and international migration from Africa to Europe. Evidence from event-history data in DR Congo

Bruno D. Schoumaker, Université Catholique de Louvain
Sophie Vause, Université catholique de Louvain
Agbada Mangalu Mobhe, Université Catholique de Louvain

Using a unique and recent longitudinal survey on international migration in DR Congo, this paper aims at documenting the impact of political and economic crises in DR Congo on international migration patterns, with a special focus on migration to Europe. This study relies on longitudinal data sets including both micro and macro-level factors, and considers both migration as such and migration attempts from DR Congo to Europe. The specific objectives of this paper are (1) to describe the patterns of international migrations and migration attempts since the 1980s (temporal patterns, changes in destinations and characteristics of migrants…), (2) to measure the impact of economic and political crises on the risks of migration and migration attempts to Europe through event history analyses (3) to assess the differential migratory responses of different categories of persons (by gender, education, family situation, employment status) to economic and political crises.

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Presented in Poster Session 2