Editorial: Social mobility and migration


  • Roberta Medda-Windischer MigrAlp/Interreg Project and Institute for Minority Rights, European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen
  • Mike Danson Business School, University of the West of Scotland
  • Ricard Morén-Alegret Geography Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Mamadou Gaye Porte Aperte and MigrAlp/Interreg Project




social mobility, human rights, social capital, informal networks, rural immigration


Migration is a type of geographical mobility. This kind of mobility across space can also be related to socio-economic mobility. The study of such a combination of territorial and socio-economic movements is becoming more relevant because, on the one hand, some places are currently being reconstructed by an increase in geographical mobility. On the other hand, during the last decades, debates about socio-economic mobility have been increasing too. This special issue addresses a number of questions concerning social mobility that are at the heart of contemporary debates and have given rise to quite divergent policy prescriptions. It is quite clear that in the present economic and political environment it is unlikely that any sort of agreement about how to develop new policy regimes in this field will be easy to achieve. On the contrary, it seems likely that this will remain an area full of controversy and conflict for some time to come.


How to Cite

Medda-Windischer, R., Danson, M., Morén-Alegret, R., & Gaye, M. (2012). Editorial: Social mobility and migration. Migration Letters, 9(3), 193–199. https://doi.org/10.59670/ml.v9i3.91