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Are Migrant Associations Actors in Local Development? A National Event-History Analysis in Rural Burkina Faso

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  • Beauchemin, Cris
  • Schoumaker, Bruno

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Summary The objective of this paper is to provide quantitative evidence on the impacts of migrant associations on local development in rural Burkina Faso. We exploit a national retrospective community survey of 600 settlements conducted in 2002. Using longitudinal data and event-history models, we show significant effects of migrant associations on the creation of schools, health centers, and roads, while the direct effects on other facilities and on modernization of agriculture are non-significant. The paper also explores whether the impact of migrant associations varies according to the period and to some characteristics of the associations (location and age of the association).

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 37 (2009)
Issue (Month): 12 (December)
Pages: 1897-1913

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:37:y:2009:i:12:p:1897-1913

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Keywords: Africa Burkina Faso rural development migrant association event-history analysis community survey;

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  1. Bruno Schoumaker & Hubert Bonayi Dabire & Bilampoa Gnoumou-Thiombiano, 2006. "Collecting Community Histories to Study the Determinants of Demographic Behaviour. A Survey in Burkina Faso," Population (english edition), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), vol. 61(1), pages 71-97.
  2. Beauchemin, Cris & Schoumaker, Bruno, 2005. "Migration to cities in Burkina Faso: Does the level of development in sending areas matter?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(7), pages 1129-1152, July.
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Cited by:
  1. Mbaye, Linguère Mously, 2013. ""Barcelona or Die": Understanding Illegal Migration from Senegal," IZA Discussion Papers 7728, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Lisa Chauvet & Flore Gubert & Marion Mercier & Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, 2013. "Migrants' Home Town Associations and Local Development. Evidence from Mali," Working Papers DT/2013/11, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
  3. Mesplé-Somps, Sandrine & Mercier, Marion & Gubert, Flore & Chauvet, Lisa, 2013. "Migrants' Home Town Associations and Local Development in Mali," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/11715, Paris Dauphine University.

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