Distance, transnational arrangements, and return decisions of Senegalese, Ghanaian, and Congolese migrants

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Distance, transnational arrangements, and return decisions of Senegalese, Ghanaian, and Congolese migrants. / Gonzalez-Ferrer, A.; Baizan, P.; Beauchemin, C.; Kraus, E.; Schoumaker, B.; Black, Richard.

In: International Migration Review, Vol. 48, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 939-971.

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Gonzalez-Ferrer, A. ; Baizan, P. ; Beauchemin, C. ; Kraus, E. ; Schoumaker, B. ; Black, Richard. / Distance, transnational arrangements, and return decisions of Senegalese, Ghanaian, and Congolese migrants. In: International Migration Review. 2014 ; Vol. 48, No. 4. pp. 939-971.

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