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Determinants of illegal migration from North Africa to Southern Europe


  • Amany Hassan Abdel-karim

    () (Faculty of Commerce, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt)


This study focuses on determining the effects of demographic, socioeconomic and migration network factors on illegal migration from North Africa to Southern Europe using logistic regression model. The results indicated that migrants who thought it is easier to find a job in destination countries, had job before migration, had high level of financial situation before migration and had high level of education were more likely to migrate legally. However, migrants who had children before migration and migrated with others were more likely to migrate illegally. These findings can be useful for migration legislations in both sending and receiving countries.

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  • Amany Hassan Abdel-karim, 2016. "Determinants of illegal migration from North Africa to Southern Europe," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 13(3), pages 455-467, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:13:y:2016:i:3:p:455-467

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