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Migration network

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Accumulation of social capital[1] is the mechanism by which members of a community, potentially candidates for emigration, gain migration-related knowledge and resources through relatives or friends who have already traveled and moved to the destination area. Social networks also named migration networks[2] lower the cost associated with migration by providing new migrants with information and help in finding work, shelter etc.

The theory of migration networks doesn't play a major role when the size of the city of emigration is big[3].

  1. Bourdieu, P. 1986. “The Forms of Capital.” Pp. 241–58 in Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education, edited by J.G. Richardson. New York: Greenwood Press.
  2. Bustamante, J. A.; G. Jasso, J. E. Taylor, P. T. Legarreta (1998). "The selectivity of international labor migration and characteristics of Mexico-to-US migrants: Theoretical considerations". Migration between Mexico and the United States 2: 699–708. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. Fussell, E.; Massey, D. S. (2004). "The Limits to Cumulative Causation: International Migration from Mexican Urban Areas". Demography 41 (1): 151–71. doi:10.1353/dem.2004.0003. PMID 15074129.  edit