Arab Mediterranean youth’s values: The role of values and value congruence on intentions to Emigrate
Florencia M. Sortheix, Wiebke Weber, Laur Lilleoja, Tuuli Anna Renvik y Elena Sánchez-Montijano, Profesora Investigadora Titular de la División de Estudios Internacionales del CIDE, escribieron el artículo Arab Mediterranean youth’s values: The role of values and value congruence on intentions to Emigrate en el International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
This paper analyses the role of personal values, value congruence and intentions to emigrate among Middle East and North Africa (MENA) youth. We use a survey data set (N = 8.087) from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia, collected among respondents aged 15–29. Results showed that beyond demographic characteristics, such as being male, highly educated and not having a job, personal values predicted higher chances of reporting intentions to emigrate. Logistic regression results showed that stimulation and achievement values predicted higher, and tradition values predicted lower chances of reporting intentions to emigrate. Furthermore, value congruence (i.e., having similar values as those of most of their co-nationals) was related to lower chances of reporting intentions to emigrate. These results support the notion that those who intend to emigrate differ from their co-nationals in terms of value priorities. We discuss the policy implications of our findings..