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Rural-urban migration as a means of getting ahead

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-25T18:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-25T18:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-25 en
dc.identifier.uri https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/migrant-labour-after-apartheid en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15200
dc.description.abstract In this chapter, the authors examine whether rural-urban migration is associated with an improvement in economic circumstances for rural-urban migrants. An invaluable source of longitudinal data from the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) was used, which follows a large group of individuals every two years (starting in 2008). The authors ask whether migrants are more likely to escape poverty and experience upward social mobility than those who remain in rural areas. Does migration represent a useful way of promoting economic upliftment and social inclusion in South Africa? Is this form of 'adjustment' a more efficient way of narrowing spatial disparities than trying to re-balance economic activity between cities and rural areas? The structure of this chapter is as follows: a discussion of the challenges and opportunities of urbanisation, migration and development, followed by a section in which the method of analysis and source of data is explained, and then a section in which the patterns of social mobility associated with migration are examined. Gross flows backwards and forwards between sending and receiving communities are then explored ending with summary of the main findings and conclusions. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject MIGRANT LABOUR en
dc.title Rural-urban migration as a means of getting ahead en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Migrant labour after apartheid: the inside story en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bank, LJ en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Posel, D. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Wilson, F. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11251 en
dc.PageNumber 44-70 en
dc.outputnumber 10377 en
dc.bibliographictitle Visagie, J. & Turok, I. (2020) Rural-urban migration as a means of getting ahead. In: Bank, LJ, Posel, D. & Wilson, F. (eds).<i>Migrant labour after apartheid: the inside story</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 44-70. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Visagie, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Turok, I. en

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