Moving out to move up: Using a mixed-methods approach to understand the link between migration and disadvantage

This project will investigate the link between internal migration and social mobility. More specifically, to what extent does migration from deprived to prosperous areas allow individuals who were born into families with low socio-economic status to experience upward social mobility. Furthermore, it will investigate the level and direction of migration flows from deprived areas, and how such out-migrations affect the people living in those areas.

These questions will be answered using a mixed methods approach, comprising of a quantitative analysis of secondary and aggregate data and a qualitative analysis of insights we will gather by conducting interviews with individuals who have migrated out of deprived areas, and focus group discussions with who those are living in deprived areas.