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Causes and consequences of rural-urban migration: the case of Woldiya town, North Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Woldetsadik, M. (Dr.)
dc.contributor.advisor Nicolau, M. (Ms.)
dc.contributor.author Miheretu, Birhan Asmame
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-14T10:01:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-14T10:01:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4756
dc.description.abstract In developing countries like Ethiopia rural-urban migration affects development in both urban and rural areas. As such, this study aims at establishing the major causes and consequences of the movement of people from rural to urban areas. To achieve the objective 500 migrant household heads were selected randomly from three kebeles of the town. Both primary and secondary data were employed and were analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The study revealed that migrants came to Woldiya in search of employment and to utilize urban services and education. Hence, the out flow of economically active people from the rural agricultural sector has a negative effect on production in the areas of origin and the receiving area now experiences problems such as a shortage of housing, unemployment, increasing cost of living, lack of access to social services, Therefore, to mitigate the problem of rural-urban migration is launching of integrated rural development policy en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 126 p.) :|bill., maps (some col.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Rural migration en
dc.subject Urban migration en
dc.subject Migrant households en
dc.subject Ethiopian rural-urban migration en
dc.subject Economically active migrants en
dc.subject Migrants en
dc.subject Employment en
dc.subject Formal sector en
dc.subject Informal sector en
dc.subject Agricultural sector en
dc.subject Rural development policy en
dc.subject.ddc 304.80963
dc.subject.lcsh Rural-urban migration -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Migration, Internal -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Urbanization -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Ethiopia -- Rural conditions
dc.title Causes and consequences of rural-urban migration: the case of Woldiya town, North Ethiopia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Geography
dc.description.degree M.A. (Geography)


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