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

  • AKM Ahsan Ullah


    (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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