Event type
Seminar

Rural-Urban Migration: A Comparative Analysis of 69 Low-Income Countries

September
29
,
2016
Venue
MC13-121
Location
Washington DC
Applicable countries
Argentina
Armenia
Benin
Bolivia
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Dominican Republic
Egypt, Arab Republic of
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyz Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Nepal
Nicaragua
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines, The
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Yemen, Rep.
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Event description

Developing countries see dynamic migration between rural and urban zones. Cross-country studies of rural-urban and urban-rural migration look largely into movements between administrative regions, thus telling us nothing about whether these migrants cross any ruralurban divide. Part of KNOMAD work program on internal migration, Prof. Lucas is adding value to the literature by exploring movements between the rural and urban zones by population characteristics in 69 low-income countries, using census data and Demographic and Health survey data. This BBL presents the initial findings of this comprehensive investigation, including motivations, issues in measurement, on symmetric movements, gender and marital status, age and the duration of stay, education - selection versus sorting, seasonal migrations, cohabitation and conjugal separation, migration of children and their parents, and ethnicity, language and religion.

 

Speakers

Robert E.B. Lucas

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