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Université de Neuchâtel

How Transnational are Migrants in Switzerland? An Analysis of the Migration-Mobility-Transnationality Nexus

Crettaz ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Migrants and Expats: The Swiss Migration and Mobility Nexus, 2019, p. 267-291

Transnational studies have been in vogue for the past two decades. Nevertheless, there remain important knowledge gaps concerning migrants’ transnational formations. First, most of the literature relies on qualitative case studies. The few existing quantitative studies have shown that transnationality is far from being a “lifestyle” and that factors other than individual preferences are at...