Articles | Volume 72, issue 1
Geogr. Helv., 72, 145–155, 2017
Geogr. Helv., 72, 145–155, 2017

Standard article 31 Mar 2017

Standard article | 31 Mar 2017

How do places of origin influence access to mobility in the global age? An analysis of the influence of vulnerability and structural constraints on Senegalese translocal livelihood strategies

Irene Schöfberger

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Senegalese households have adapted to a resource-poor environment through long-standing mobility-based strategies. Drawing on researches in Senegal, Italy, and Spain, this paper shows that in the global age vulnerability and structural constraints have an increasing impact on such strategies, in particular by influencing households’ access to different migration destinations and their ability to adopt effective translocal livelihood strategies.