Migration is the movement of people from one geographic location to another. It can be either domestic or international. This study focuses on international migration. Individuals or groups who decide to leave one country to go to another, intending to live there for a year or more, are considered international migrants (Vore, 2015). The study discusses how and why migrants migrate voluntarily and why they may be forced to migrate. The study examines the decision factors causing Africans to migrate to New Zealand. Three schools of thought (push and pull, structuralist, and transnational) in the migration literature were used to evaluate participants’ motives. An interpretive study approach was used to collect data; a thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that participants migrated for work, career development, children’s welfare, quality of life, environment and security.


Creator | Kaihanga
Olufemi Muibi Omisakin
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA
Keywords | Kupu
Migration, push and pull, transnational, structuralist.
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Omisakin, O. M. (2018). Exploring the African migrants’ decisions to migrate to New Zealand. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies, Vol. 4, Is.1 ISBN: 978-1-911185-81-9 (Online) ISSN: 2397-6934 (Online)

Back to top