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Call for Papers: IMISCOE Conference (Research Panel session on “Migrations to Rural Areas”)
Most migration research has focused on cities. However, we observe increasing reinforcement in migrant employment in agriculture and in other activities thriving in rural regions (animal farming, fruit and vegetable processing and packaging, fishing, tourism and leisure for urbanities). Driven by labour force demands which are not being met by the native‐born population, migrants are also moving to rural areas. The seasonality that characterizes many of the agricultural and tourism activities and the precariousness of contractual conditions (temporary employment, for example) may force migrant workers to an increased mobility either between the home country and several international destinations, or inside the host country.