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Risk management strategies of young Bangladeshi migrant men in Malaysia and South Africa
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 17:17 authored by Lamea MomenLamea Momen
Bangladeshi youths’ decision of risk-taking in migration is shaped by their perceptions of better life opportunities. They resort to different strategies to manage the risks involved in the migration process, starting from the journey to finding a job and to sustaining them in the destination countries. These include networks of relationships, access to information, migrants’ perceived control and agency in their migration journey and importantly, faith on the mercy of Allah. This paper is based on interviews with six young Bangladeshi migrant men in Malaysia and South Africa and is situated within the wider literature on risk-taking. Deploying a constructionist approach, it argues that young Bangladeshi migrants’ risk management strategies are influenced by their perceptions of risk and risk-taking in migration which are subjective, culturally informed and often embedded in context-specific practices and interests.
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JournalJournal of International Affairs
PublisherBangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs
Department affiliated with
- Geography Publications
Research groups affiliated with
- Sussex Centre for Migration Research Publications
NotesThis paper is based on the author’s MA Dissertation which was submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree MA Migration Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.
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