ICT and Migration: A Conceptual Framework of ICT Use by Migrants

ID: 37025 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. Simon Collin, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
  2. Thierry Karsenti, University of Montreal, Canada

Tuesday, June 26 4:40 PM-5:00 PM Location: Mount Evans B View on map

Presider: Larry Ferguson, Norfolk Sate University, United States

Abstract: International migration has steadily increased to become a significant trend. ICT have had a major impact on it, giving rise to a new age of “connected migrants”. Drawing from the emerging field of ICT and migration, this paper explores the use of ICT by migrants. Based on a literature review, it presents a conceptual framework of ICT use by migrants throughout the migration process. The framework includes four main components, situated along two axes: the “host society – source society” and the “pre-migratory phase – post-migratory phase” axis. We conclude with some avenues for future research.


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