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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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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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  • AKM Ahsan Ullah, 2004. "Bright City Lights and Slums of Dhaka city: Determinants of rural-urban migration in Bangladesh," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 1(1), pages 26-41, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:1:y:2004:i:1:p:26-41
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    1. Asif Ishtiaque & Nurul Islam Nazem, 2017. "Household-level disaster-induced losses and rural–urban migration: Experience from world’s one of the most disaster-affected countries," Natural Hazards: Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, Springer;International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, vol. 86(1), pages 315-326, March.
    2. Stuart Cameron, 2012. "Education, Urban Poverty and Migration: Evidence from Bangladesh and Vietnam," Papers inwopa679, Innocenti Working Papers.
    3. 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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    disparities ; rural ; urban ; Bangladesh ; Dhaka city;

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