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Bright City Lights and Slums of Dhaka city: Determinants of rural-urban migration in Bangladesh

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  • AKM Ahsan Ullah

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    (Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 83 tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong)

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    This paper explores the factors contributing to the migration process in Bangladesh. 197 randomly selected migrants and their families were interviewed at both destination and source locations using closed and open-ended questionnaires. The resulting data provided descriptive and analytical statistics. Data analysis reveals that the flow of migration to the major cities in Bangladesh is the result of rural - urban dichotomies in income, employment opportunity and absorptive capacity. A significantly higher percentage of migrants live in slums as compared to other places (P

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    Article provided by Transnational Press London, UK in its journal Migration Letters.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 26-41

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    Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:1:y:2004:i:1:p:26-41

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    Keywords: disparities ; rural ; urban ; Bangladesh ; Dhaka city;

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    1. Corden, W M & Findlay, Ronald, 1975. "Urban Unemployment, Intersectoral Capital Mobility and Development Policy," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 42(165), pages 59-78, February.
    2. Erhard Berner, 2000. "Poverty Alleviation and the Eviction of the Poorest: Towards Urban Land Reform in the Philippines," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(3), pages 536-553, 09.
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    1. Stuart Cameron & UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2012. "Education, Urban Poverty and Migration: Evidence from Bangladesh and Vietnam," Innocenti Working Papers inwopa679, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
    2. World Bank, 2007. "Bangladesh - Dhaka : Improving Living Conditions for the Urban Poor," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7686, The World Bank.

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