uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rural roots in the urban landscape: The urban spatial organization of rural-to-urban migrants in Bolivia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4007-5173
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Rapid process of urbanization has been leading the direction of Latin American development over decades. However, the pattern of urbanization has been changing over the recent years, which can be seen as increasing rural-urban connections and growing importance of small towns and intermediate cities. This has also resulted in livelihood diversification in rural and peri-urban sites, which might include off-farm income generating activities and temporal labor migration. Over the last decades, an increasing flow of rural-to-urban immigrants have transformed the urban as well as rural landscapes in Bolivia. The aim of this study is to identify national and transnational migration patterns in the Bolivian case study and to understand links between changing migration flows and structure of urban space. Using a unique database containing records of thousands of migrations from rural areas to the major city of Cochabamba, we are able to analyze to what extent socio-economic backgrounds, earlier residence locations, ethnic belongings, and previous migration experiences determines type and location of residence areas chosen by migrants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
migration, rural-to-urban migration, transnational migration, Latin America, Bolivia, urban space
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-298187DiVA: diva2:716309
Conference
Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA, April 9-13, 2013.
Note

Paper presentation at the Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA, April 9-13, 2013.

Available from: 2013-09-13 Created: 2013-09-13 Last updated: 2014-09-05

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Authority records BETA

Jokinen, Johanna C.Östh, John

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jokinen, Johanna C.Östh, John
By organisation
Department of Social and Economic Geography
Human Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 382 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf