The challenge facing migration research: the case for a biographical approach

Prog Hum Geogr. 1993 Sep;17(3):333-48. doi: 10.1177/030913259301700303.


"This article argues for an alternative conceptualization of migration which emphasizes its situatedness within everyday life. Our argument is constructed largely with the use of studies of internal migration from the developed world, but it must be stressed that the general theoretical argument could be extended to the study of migration in the developing world. Furthermore, our criticisms of current conceptualizations apply primarily to research into present-day migration rather than to more historical studies."

MeSH terms

  • Demography
  • Developed Countries*
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics*