|AUTHOR||Arjan de Haan and Shahin Yaqub|
|ORGANIZATION||Innocenti Research Centre|
This paper explores the links between migration and poverty, and their implications for social policy. It argues that research on linkages between migration and poverty can, and should, start with knowledge about poverty itself, including: what it is, what causes it, what reduces it and poor people's agency as well as constraints. Poverty research offers several established understandings on the natures, structures and processes driving poverty, and these should be central to how the issues are framed in migration research and policy. This paper argues that context-dependency rather than generalized conclusions are the way forward. This could help develop migration debates and policies toward issues more favourable and relevant to the poor.