Irregular Migrants’ Decision Making Factors in Transit (2015-2016)

This project examines how irregular migrants decide to: 1) stay in a country of transit; 2) pursue onward migration; or 3) return to their country of origin? It also considers how conditions in transit and policy settings influence individual decision making? Fieldwork was conducted in Turkey and Greece to address these questions in 2015. The final results are expected in the first half of 2016. The project is funded by the Collaborative Research Programme of the Australian National University and the Australian Department of Immigration and Border and Protection’s Irregular Migration Research Programme.