Migration uncertainty in the context of Brexit: resource conservation tactics

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title = "Migration uncertainty in the context of Brexit: resource conservation tactics",
abstract = "The Brexit referendum has led to uncertainty, which has threatened EU migrants{\textquoteright} resources, including their rights to reside, to run a business or access welfare. Cross-national political and legal resources that include citizenship rights can enable migrants{\textquoteright} access to health care, pensions, education and other welfare benefits, but these remain far from guaranteed. Using Conservation of Resources theory, we show how coping with uncertainty requires the mobilisation of individual and collective resources. We draw on 55 qualitative interviews to explore how three groups of EU migrants, entrepreneurs, Somali onward migrants and British retirees in Spain, respond to Brexit related uncertainty. We examine the ways migrants utilise individual and social resources to respond to such uncertainty and explore their local, national and transnational coping tactics. Our data builds on existing knowledge around the relationship between migration and uncertainty and enables the development of Conservation of Resources theory in relation to migration and transnationalism. We show how migrants draw upon wide-ranging transnational resources, which complement the local resources that are usually the focus of the theory. As such, we provide a useful mechanism to understand migration and uncertainty, which may have utility in considering other migration crises or stresses.",
keywords = "Brexit, Conservation of Resources, Migration, transnationalism, uncertainty",
author = "Kelly Hall and Jenny Phillimore and Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska and Natalia Vershinina and Ozlem Ogtem-Young and Catherine Harris",
year = "2020",
month = nov,
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/1369183X.2020.1839398",
language = "English",
journal = "Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies",
issn = "1369-183X",
publisher = "Routledge",

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AU - Hall, Kelly

AU - Phillimore, Jenny

AU - Grzymala-Kazlowska, Aleksandra

AU - Vershinina, Natalia

AU - Ogtem-Young, Ozlem

AU - Harris, Catherine

PY - 2020/11/2

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N2 - The Brexit referendum has led to uncertainty, which has threatened EU migrants’ resources, including their rights to reside, to run a business or access welfare. Cross-national political and legal resources that include citizenship rights can enable migrants’ access to health care, pensions, education and other welfare benefits, but these remain far from guaranteed. Using Conservation of Resources theory, we show how coping with uncertainty requires the mobilisation of individual and collective resources. We draw on 55 qualitative interviews to explore how three groups of EU migrants, entrepreneurs, Somali onward migrants and British retirees in Spain, respond to Brexit related uncertainty. We examine the ways migrants utilise individual and social resources to respond to such uncertainty and explore their local, national and transnational coping tactics. Our data builds on existing knowledge around the relationship between migration and uncertainty and enables the development of Conservation of Resources theory in relation to migration and transnationalism. We show how migrants draw upon wide-ranging transnational resources, which complement the local resources that are usually the focus of the theory. As such, we provide a useful mechanism to understand migration and uncertainty, which may have utility in considering other migration crises or stresses.

AB - The Brexit referendum has led to uncertainty, which has threatened EU migrants’ resources, including their rights to reside, to run a business or access welfare. Cross-national political and legal resources that include citizenship rights can enable migrants’ access to health care, pensions, education and other welfare benefits, but these remain far from guaranteed. Using Conservation of Resources theory, we show how coping with uncertainty requires the mobilisation of individual and collective resources. We draw on 55 qualitative interviews to explore how three groups of EU migrants, entrepreneurs, Somali onward migrants and British retirees in Spain, respond to Brexit related uncertainty. We examine the ways migrants utilise individual and social resources to respond to such uncertainty and explore their local, national and transnational coping tactics. Our data builds on existing knowledge around the relationship between migration and uncertainty and enables the development of Conservation of Resources theory in relation to migration and transnationalism. We show how migrants draw upon wide-ranging transnational resources, which complement the local resources that are usually the focus of the theory. As such, we provide a useful mechanism to understand migration and uncertainty, which may have utility in considering other migration crises or stresses.

KW - Brexit

KW - Conservation of Resources

KW - Migration

KW - transnationalism

KW - uncertainty

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DO - 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1839398

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JO - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

JF - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

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