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Rural-Urban Migration in Economic Development

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  • Bhattacharya, Prabir C
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    This paper provides a review of the theoretical literature on rural-urban migration in contemporary LDCs. The paper begins with a brief discussion of the Lewis model before going on to discuss the Todaro and the Harris-Todaro models and the large literature which these models have spawned. The question of job search in the context of migration and the role of family members in migration decisions are considered next. The paper then takes a closer look at the Informal sector and also sets out alternative migration functions to the ones usually employed in the literature. The paper concludes with a brief note on some of the important implications arising from our study. Copyright 1993 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Economic Surveys.

    Volume (Year): 7 (1993)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 243-81

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jecsur:v:7:y:1993:i:3:p:243-81

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    1. Sean Fox, 2011. "Understanding the origins and pace of Africa’s urban transition," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 41856, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    2. Ana Isabel Gil Lacruz, 2003. "Migración y expectativas intergeneracionales," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 18(1), pages 117-130, June.
    3. Gonzalo Duran, 2005. "Subsidios de Educación: Impacto en la Migración y Convergencia Regional," Public Economics 0512007, EconWPA.
    4. Zhongmin Wu & Yu Zhu, 2004. "Income Differential and Out-migration: the Impacts of Between-gap and Within-gap," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 27-37.

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