Presentation Title

Does Internet Access Impact Migration?

Presenter Information

Jerome LarcherFollow

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Africa, migration, internet

Biography

My name is Jerome Larcher. I am a senior geography major at Marshall University, but I still have one year left. I am from the Baltimore/Washington Metro Area. After I graduate, I am planning on either joining the Peace Corps or starting a career in GIS. I am excited to see what my future holds for me.

Major

Geography

Advisor for this project

Dr. Anita Walz

Start Date

20-4-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

20-4-2018 4:45 PM

Abstract

The refugee crisis is a major political and economic issue in many countries around the world. It is becoming an increasing issue in many European countries, such as Germany and France. Sub Saharan African refugees are a fairly recent phenomenon in Europe, particularly in Germany and Italy. This study will examine changes in recent migration patterns, a correlation between internet access and where they choose to migrate. The study will focus on refugees from selected countries in Africa. Could access to the internet influence the decisions that refugees make in their decision to flee their home countries? Are they more likely to go to further destinations due to internet access easing the process? Internet access helps refugees connect with people they may know who have already fled and can help them get to their destination. It can also make it easier for refugees to plan their routes. Data on migration and internet access from African countries is used. This study shows how many refugees move and where they go, which will help countries deal with their current or upcoming refugee crises. Understanding the influence of internet access on migration patterns will help destination countries prepare for the wave.

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Does Internet Access Impact Migration?

The refugee crisis is a major political and economic issue in many countries around the world. It is becoming an increasing issue in many European countries, such as Germany and France. Sub Saharan African refugees are a fairly recent phenomenon in Europe, particularly in Germany and Italy. This study will examine changes in recent migration patterns, a correlation between internet access and where they choose to migrate. The study will focus on refugees from selected countries in Africa. Could access to the internet influence the decisions that refugees make in their decision to flee their home countries? Are they more likely to go to further destinations due to internet access easing the process? Internet access helps refugees connect with people they may know who have already fled and can help them get to their destination. It can also make it easier for refugees to plan their routes. Data on migration and internet access from African countries is used. This study shows how many refugees move and where they go, which will help countries deal with their current or upcoming refugee crises. Understanding the influence of internet access on migration patterns will help destination countries prepare for the wave.