The Cause and Consequences of Rural Urban Migration

The Case of Wolatia Soddo Town, SNNPR Ethiopia

Author: Wesen Altaye Aydiko

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668077088

Category: Social Science

Page: 99

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Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, , language: English, abstract: In developing countries like Ethiopia rural-urban migration affects socio-economic realities in both urban and rural areas. This study aims at identifying the major causes and consequences of the movement of people from rural to urban areas. To achieve the objective 282 migrant household heads were selected purposively from four Kebeles of the town. Both primary and secondary data were employed and were analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively by using SPSS version 17th. Structured questionnaires and FGD were used on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of migrant households. Most of the migrants move to the town alone. They had some information about the town and the decision of their migration is mostly made by themselves. However, most of them migrated decide to migrate not in planned way. A greater number of the migrants are young adults, males, and unmarried and had some form of education before they decided to migrate. There are many causes for the movement of the people to the town. Among them the search for job, to gain education and training, and problem related with land and agricultural productivity was the major one. Many of the migrants encountered problems at the initial period of adjustment and adaptation and even currently. In line with this, some useful points of recommendations for effective urban management and rural development activities are suggested.

Determinants and consequences of internal migration in India

studies in Bihar, Kerala, and Uttar Pradesh

Author: A. S. Oberai,Pradhan H. Prasad,M. G. Sardana

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Migration, especially rural-urban migration, is often blamed for many of the problems faced by developing countries. However, the overcrowding and poor quality of life in cities is as much a reflection of rapid population growth as of the relentless drift away from the countryside. The contributors to this volume look at the issues involved in migration and urbanization and their relation to growth. They consider a number of important factors as they relate to migration--education, employment, technology and productivity, remittance flows and expenditure patterns, and housing and civic amenities--and conclude that migration to urban areas does generate some benefits for rural areas, benefits that should not be overlooked when formulating population distribution policies.

The New Wider World

Course Companion for OCR a Gcse Geography

Author: Garrett Nagle

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790760

Category: Geography

Page: 128

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The New Wider World Coursemate for OCR A GCSE Geography provides summaries of key content and key ideas to support OCR's 2001 Geography A specification.

Coursemate for AQA C GCSE Geography

Author: Lynda Evans

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790753


Page: 136

View: 4876


The New Wider World Coursemate for AQA C GCSE Geography provides summaries of key content and key ideas to support AQA's 2001 Geography C specification.

Economic Development

Author: Michael P. Todaro,Stephen C. Smith

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405874243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 861

View: 5756


"Economic Development presents theory in the context of policy debates, so you see how theory and applied studies relate to the problems and prospects of developing countries. In the Tenth Edition, the authors integrate new discussions of recent thinking in areas such as environmental resources, gender, governance, inequality and poverty, and microfinance." -- Back cover.

The Rural-urban Nexus in Migration and Livelihoods Diversification

A Case Study of East Esté Wereda and Bahir Dar Town, Amhara Region

Author: Abeje Berhanu

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9994455699

Category: Ethiopia

Page: 104

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The objective of this study is to investigate the linkage between migration and livelihood diversification with emphasis on the socio-economic and structural processes that impact on rural to urban migration. The specific objectives include: to explore the factors affecting rural to urban migration by focusing on household assets and social attachment variables; to examine the different ways by which migration affects rural households' livelihoods and vice versa; to examine rural-urban linkages using migration with the aim of contributing to efforts to understand the migration process in the Amhara region; and to investigate the impact, direct or indirect, of government policy on trends of rural to urban migration in Ethiopia.

Cities Transformed

Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World

Author: Mark R. Montgomery,Richard Stren,Barney Cohen,Holly E. Reed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134031661

Category: Political Science

Page: 554

View: 9952


Over the next 20 years, most low-income countries will, for the first time, become more urban than rural. Understanding demographic trends in the cities of the developing world is critical to those countries - their societies, economies, and environments. The benefits from urbanization cannot be overlooked, but the speed and sheer scale of this transformation presents many challenges. In this uniquely thorough and authoritative volume, 16 of the world's leading scholars on urban population and development have worked together to produce the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of the changes taking place in cities and their implications and impacts. They focus on population dynamics, social and economic differentiation, fertility and reproductive health, mortality and morbidity, labor force, and urban governance. As many national governments decentralize and devolve their functions, the nature of urban management and governance is undergoing fundamental transformation, with programs in poverty alleviation, health, education, and public services increasingly being deposited in the hands of untested municipal and regional governments. Cities Transformed identifies a new class of policy maker emerging to take up the growing responsibilities. Drawing from a wide variety of data sources, many of them previously inaccessible, this essential text will become the benchmark for all involved in city-level research, policy, planning, and investment decisions. The National Research Council is a private, non-profit institution based in Washington, DC, providing services to the US government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The editors are members of the Council's Panel on Urban Population Dynamics.