Ukrainian refugees make up a staggering number - over 6 million globally. Millions more left before 2022 as labour migrants. What are these people's intentions for returning? Who will return, and who will stay? Yermakova, based on her RECET blog article, discusses insights from her fieldwork data. She goes deep into the interpersonal dynamics and psychological factors, explaining why survey answers might differ from actual outcomes.
Olena Yermakova is an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on migration and is currently a Ukraine fellow at RECET. She recently published a fieldwork-based article, "The Way Home", at Eurozine, republished by Transformative Blog.