"Around the world, borders between countries are getting tougher. Governments
are making it more difficult to move, especially for certain groups of
vulnerable people. This comes with a message, subtle or not: that people are
moving to higher-income countries to take advantage of the welfare system, or
the jobs of people already living there.
But evidence shows that much of what we think about migration – particularly
those of us in Europe, North America and Australia – is wrong. Political
narratives, often replicated in the media, shape the conversation and public
attitudes toward migration.
As the researchers we speak to in this episode of The Conversation Weekly
tell us, these narratives are not the full picture. Our interviewees explain
what migration really looks like around the world, what drives people to uproot
their lives and move, and how some countries in Africa are welcoming refugees."
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics