We designed this study to understand the Ethiopian youth's decisions to migrate
irregularly. Qualitative research is ideal to understand shared individual
stories within its natural context. Since the aim of this study was to
understand Ethiopian youth’s decision in their natural setting, we used the qualitative approach. Qualitative research helps researchers to stay
closer to their data. Therefore, qualitative interviews and FGDs conducted
with youth who were potential irregular migrants or returned irregular
migrants who were planning to re-migrate irregularly.
Declaration of conflicts of interestThe authors declare no conflicts of interest
Lead author countryEthiopia
Lead author job roleHigher Education Lecturer
Lead author institutionAddis Ababa University
Ethics statementA committee at the School of Social Work at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) granted permission to conduct this research. All of the youth voluntarily participated in the study. Before an interview, each youth was given a consent form to read; the form indicated the purpose of the study, participants' rights, and how the data might be presented in the final report as well as other publications. Four interview participants indicated they were not willing to be tape-recorded, so only notes were taken in those instances.