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Reasons behind out-migration from rural societies 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
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Because of rapid urban growth in the developing world, many rural areas have converted into peri-urban space where traditional food production and non-farm economic activities exist side by side. Existence of such rural-urban dynamics has enabled livelihood diversification in rural households for instance through temporal labor migration. In this paper, rural-to-urban migration decision is studied as a strategic step to diversify household income sources and eventually increase overall family income. The main aim is to understand why individual family members of rural and peri-urban households decide to out-migrate and how they choose their migration destination. The study is based on semi-structured interviews conducted with left-behind families at rural and peri-urban case study sites outside the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
migration, rural-to-urban migration, peri-urban space, Latin America, Bolivia
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224296OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224296DiVA: diva2:716310
Conference
Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, Tampa, USA, April 8-12, 2014.
Note

Paper presentation at the Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, Tampa, USA, April 8-12, 2014.

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

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