Publication
Title
Migration and economic mobility in Tanzania : evidence from a tracking survey
Author
Abstract
This study explores to what extent migration has contributed to improved living standards of individuals in Tanzania. Using a thirteen-year panel survey, we find that migration between 1991 and 2004 added 36 percentage points to consumption growth. Although moving out of agriculture resulted in much higher growth than staying in agriculture, growth was always greater in any sector if the individual physically moved. As to why more people do not move given the high returns to geographical mobility, analysis finds evidence consistent with models in which exit barriers set by home communities prevent the migration of some categories of people.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The review of economics and statistics. - Cambridge, Mass.
Publication
Cambridge, Mass. : 2011
ISSN
0034-6535
Volume/pages
93:3(2011), p. 1010-1033
ISI
000292997900020
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Publication type
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External links
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Creation 29.04.2015
Last edited 13.07.2017