Terug of niet? - Determinanten van terugkeerintenties en –attitudes onder (bijna) uitgeprocedeerde asielmigranten | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 86, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816


Going back, or not? Determinants of return intentions and return attitudes among asylum migrants who have exhausted all legal remedies .

Asylum migrants who have exhausted all legal remedies are expected to return to their country of origin. This study, in which 108 respondents participated, attempts to explain why some migrants intend to return, while others opt for illegal residence or onward migration. The relatively low degree of voluntary return among asylum migrants is primarily attributable to concerns about their safety in the country of origin, and to health problems. These findings confirm qualitative studies, and suggest furthermore that insights about return among labour migrants are of limited use to understand return among asylum migrants.


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