Migration and the rural-urban continuum

evidence from the rural Philippines

Agnes R. Quisumbing, Scott McNiven
fcnd discussion paper brief

Using a unique longitudinal data set to follow movements across generations, this study explores the nature of the migration experience for rural dwellers in the Philippines. The paper asks the following questions: (1) Do destinations—more rural and more urban areas and places in-between—attract different types of people? (2) Do migrants move for different reasons? (3) Do migration-support networks, job search strategies, and occupational profiles differ?