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The influence of migration on the educational aspirations of young men in northern Senegal: Implications for policy

Anneke Newman

International Journal of Educational Development, 2019, vol. 65, issue C, 216-226

Abstract: Ethnographic data from northern Senegal show that many young men expect to succeed through manual work overseas, and doubt the economic utility of school diplomas, leading to minimal investment in secondary schooling. Popular alternatives are Islamic education, and learning to trade with the possibility of migrating afterwards. Youth who invest in diplomas, and aspire to formal employment in Senegal, tend to be from lower castes lacking migration networks and capital. These findings contradict several assumptions about the relationships between education and particularly irregular migration within Senegal’s migration policies, demonstrating that policy-makers should pay more attention to youth’s perspectives and agency.

Keywords: International education; Migration; Student attitudes; Secondary education; Ethnography; Islam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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