Migration social capital is referred to the tangible and/or intangible beneﬁts acquired by international migrants as a result of having contacts (or social networks) at the place of origin and/or at the place of destination of the migrant. Those beneﬁts can be acquired at any time during the migratory process, such as, during the ﬁrst migration trip and later trips, while crossing international borders, and during and after the settling process. It reduces the cost and risk associated with international movement. Social capital is often provided by paisanos (or countryman), friends, or by family members.
|Publisher||International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|State||Published - Apr 2015|