The Role of Rural-Urban Migration in the Urbanization and Economic Development Occurring in Kenya

Rempel H (1978). The Role of Rural-Urban Migration in the Urbanization and Economic Development Occurring in Kenya. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-78-012

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Abstract

This paper focuses on rural-urban migration in Kenya after independence in 1963 and includes a brief survey of the historical forces that shaped the urbanization process. The basic thesis is that rural-urban migration is a rational response to development in Kenya. Migration does not shape this development, it is merely one symptom of the growth. Data were collected from a survey conducted by J.R. Harris, M.P. Todaro, and the author in 1968 and the 1969 Population Census. The influence of education, age, land, and income on the decision- making process is analyzed. The effects of migration on rural and urban areas are discussed; however, the conclusions reached are tentative because available information is limited. The paper concludes by identifying important areas of further research in migration and urbanization in Kenya.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 12:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/985

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