Taxonomy
System

The taxonomy of migration studies systematizes knowledge on migration, making it clearer and more accessible. It is the result of a collaborative approach to knowledge accumulation in migration research.

Taxonomy of Migration Studies

Topics

Migration Processes

Migration Drivers

  • Climate Change & Environmental Conditions
  • Conflict, War, & Violence
  • Cultural Norms
  • Economic & Business Conditions
  • Education Services & Opportunities
  • Gender Relations
  • Globalisation & (Post)colonialism
  • Health Services & Situation
  • Individual Or Household Resources
  • International Relations & Geopolitical Transformations
  • Labour Markets & Employment
  • Migrant Aspirations, Attitudes, & Decisions
  • Migrant Communities & Networks
  • Migration Drivers (General)
  • Migration Governance & Infrastructure
  • Migration Policy & Other Public Policies
  • Political Situation, Repression & Regime Transitions
  • Population Dynamics
  • Poverty, Inequality & Living Standards
  • Public Infrastructure, Services, & Provisions
  • Rights & Security
  • Transnational & Cultural Ties
  • Urban Or Rural Development

Migration Forms

  • Asylum Seekers
  • Cross-Border Commuters
  • Environmental Migration
  • Family & Marriage Migration
  • Heritage Country Migration
  • High-Skilled Migration
  • Internal Displacement
  • Internal Migration
  • Irregular Migration
  • LGBTQ Migration
  • Labour Migration (Generic)
  • Lifestyle & Retirement Migration
  • (Long-Distance) Domestic Commuters
  • Low-Skilled Migration
  • Migrants With Disabilities
  • Multiple Migration
  • Non-Professional Migration
  • Other Professional/Vocational Migration
  • Refugees
  • Return Migration
  • Short-Term And Circular Migration
  • Student Mobility
  • Unaccompanied Migrant Minors
  • Victims Of Trafficking

Migration Infrastructures

  • Agents, Brokers, And Other Businesses In Travel & Migration
  • Characteristics Of Actors Who Facilitate Travel & Migration
  • Economics Of Facilitating Travel & Migration
  • Geographies Of Mobility
  • Governmental Institutions In Travel & Migration
  • Human Smuggling & Trafficking
  • Ict Facilitating Travel & Migration
  • International Organisations In Mobility
  • Means Of Travel & Transportation
  • Migrant, Ethnic, And Diaspora Organisations
  • Migration Infrastructures (General)
  • Practices That Facilitate Travel & Migration

Migration Consequences (For Migrants, Sending & Receiving Countries)

Cultural Consequences

  • Attitudes, Migration & Migrants
  • Cultural Identity & Belonging
  • Ethnic, Religious & National Minorities
  • Intergroup Relations and Contact
  • Media Representations Of Migration
  • Migrants & Religion
  • Migrants In Sports, Arts, Leisure
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Racism, Xenophobia & Discrimination

Economic Consequences

  • Brain Drain & Brain Gain
  • Labour Market Participation
  • Migrant Employment & Entrepreneurship
  • Migrant Human Capital & Skills
  • Migration, Diversity and Rural Development
  • Migration, Diversity and Urban Development

General Consequences

  • Diasporas & Transnational Communities
  • Migrant Incorporation / Integration
  • Remittances

Other Consequences

  • Descendants Of Migrants
  • Migrant Health & Care
  • Psychological Consequences Of Migration
  • Reincorporation Of Return Migrants
  • Spatial Consequences

Political Consequences

  • Extremism & Migration
  • Migrants' Civic Engagement & Rights
  • Nationhood & Nationalism

Social Consequences

  • Crime
  • Demographic Outcomes Of Migration
  • Family Relations & Migration
  • Interethnic Contact & Conflict
  • Intergenerational Relations Of Migrants
  • Marriage & Migration
  • Migrant Networks
  • Migrants In Education
  • Migrants' Language Skills
  • Migration & Age // Young & Senior Migrants
  • (Sexual) Exploitation
  • Social Cohesion
  • Socio-Economic Inequality, Mobility & Migration
  • Upbringing Of Children And Migration

Migration Governance

Governance Actors

  • Civil Society
  • Courts
  • Employers, Labour & Trade Unions (Social Partners)
  • Inter-Governmental & International Organisations
  • Knowledge Producers & Providers
  • National Governmental & State Institutions
  • Political Parties
  • Private Companies & Business
  • Social Movements

Immigrant Policy & Law

  • Antidiscrimination, 'race Relations'
  • Citizenship, Naturalisation & Statelessness
  • Cultural/Religious/Civic/Linguistic Integration
  • Gender-Specific & Gendered Migration Policies
  • Immigrant Policies
  • Migrants' Political Rights
  • Political Representation
  • Socio-Economic Integration & Access To Services

Migration Policy & Law

  • Asylum Regimes
  • Asylum Regimes: Post-Entry
  • Border Control
  • Diaspora Engagement Policies
  • Emigration Policies
  • Family Reunification
  • Flanking & Mainstream Policies
  • High-Skilled
  • Immigration Admission & Control (General)
  • Irregular
  • Low & Semi-Skilled Labour Migration
  • Mobility
  • Protection Regimes For Non-Recognised Refugees
  • Return Policies
  • Short Term (I.e. Circular, Seasonal)
  • Student & Educational Migration

Governance Processes

  • Criminalisation
  • Extraterritorialisation (Multi- And Bi-National)
  • Modes Of Implementation*
  • Outsourcing To Private Actors

Cross-Cutting Topics In Migration Research

Migration Research & Theory

  • Development Of Migration Studies
  • Migration Data
  • Research-Policy Relations

Gender

  • Gender Aspects Of Migration
  • Migrants' Gender & Sexuality
  • Migrants' Gender Relations

Disciplines

Disciplines

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Biology & Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary
  • International Relations
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Other Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Subject Areas

  • Area Studies
  • Arts & Cultural Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Educational & Pedagogic Research
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Governance & Public Administration
  • Peace & Conflict Studies
  • Social Work
  • Studies Of Religion
  • Urban Studies

Methods

Either/Mixed

  • Historical
  • Other
  • QCA

Other

  • Action Research
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Arts Based Research & Visual Methods
  • Cartographic
  • Forecasts, Projections And Scenarios

Qualitative Research

  • Biography
  • Ethnography & Grounded Theory
  • Interviews / Fgd / Oral History
  • Legal Analysis (Laws)
  • Observation (Participant & Non-Participant)
  • Online Ethnography
  • Other
  • Qualitative Text Analysis & Content Analysis & Document Analysis (Incl. Policy Analisis)

Quantitative Research

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Correlation & Causal Analysis
  • Descriptive & Classification
  • Longitudinal
  • Network Analysis
  • Other
  • Quantitative Text Analysis

Types Of Study

  • Comparative
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Multi-Sited
  • One Sited
  • Single Case
  • Theoretical / Conceptual

Geographies

Scope

  • Continental
  • Global
  • International
  • National
  • Neighborhood
  • Rural
  • Subnational
  • Urban

Non-UN Territories

  • Abkhazia
  • Crimea
  • Kosovo
  • Nagorniy Kharabach
  • Palestine
  • South Ossetia
  • Transnistria

UN Countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State Of)
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte D'ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic Of Korea
  • Democratic Republic Of The Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia (Republic Of The)
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States Of)
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic Of Korea
  • Republic Of Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts And Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome And Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
  • United Republic Of Tanzania
  • United States Of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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