The Emergence of Migration Theory and a Suggested New Direction
The literature on internal labor migration is surveyed using a four-fold taxonomic scheme. The potential migrant, as presented in the existing literature, can be viewed as a supplier of labor, an investor in human capital and a consumer of regional amenities such as public goods. The paper develops a fourth approach which treats the household, rather than the individual, as the migrating unit and which views the potential migrant as a producer of home produced commodities. The continuities as well as the contrasts between the four approaches are discussed in the paper. Copyright 1989 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd
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Volume (Year): 3 (1989)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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