A study confirms that countries with a broad base of Internet users have increased external migration trends.
Montreal - The digital revolution that accompanied the use of the Internet and the emergence of social networking sites, changed our societies, our economies and the way of life we live, and migration was not isolated from this revolution.
A new scientific study revealed that the expansion of the use of the Internet increases the phenomenon of migration and facilitates the choice of destination.
She emphasized that those looking for economic migration are likely to benefit from the information available on the Internet, which has turned into a source for information that facilitates immigration procedures and leaves their countries in search of better life opportunities, especially among university graduates and holders of scientific and professional competencies that countries lack. Europe, the United States and even the Far East countries.
A team of researchers participated in the preparation of the study in several universities under the supervision of the Canadian "Magel University", and aimed to determine the relationship between the expansion of the use of the Internet and migration trends in the world, and the study, which included more than 150 countries, revealed that digital communication plays a major role in immigration decisions. Indeed, it supports migratory processes around the world.
The study, published in the scientific journal “Population and Development Review,” which specializes in the field of human development, confirmed that countries that have a broad base of Internet users have increasing trends of external migration.
In this context, researcher Luca Maria Pisando, a sociologist at the Center for Population Dynamics at Magel University, says in statements to the “Science Daily” website for science and technology, “The digital revolution that accompanied the use of the Internet transformed our societies, economies and the way of life we live, and migration was not Apart from this revolution ”.
As part of the study, the research team tracked Internet usage rates and migration paths, based on data from the World Bank, the International Telecommunication Union, the Global Peace Index and the Gallup World Poll Center.
The study emphasized the importance of the Internet as a channel of knowledge for immigrants, who leave their countries in search of better life opportunities, unlike political immigrants, who are forced to leave their countries to seek political asylum and flee civil wars that have overwhelmed recent decades, for example.
The study indicated that those looking for economic migration often benefit from the information available on the Internet, and that this information will likely shape their aspirations and hopes for a better life in the future in the countries they seek to immigrate to.