Migration and the rural-urban continuum

evidence from the rural Philippines

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?

Author: 
Quisumbing, Agnes R.
McNiven, Scott
Published date: 
2005
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
197
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