Drivers of Intra-Regional and Inter-Regional Migration in Africa: a Synthesis from the Migrating out of Poverty Surveys
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This paper explores the drivers of African migration drawing on micro data from comparable household surveys of rural households conducted in Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe between 2013 and 2015, including a short longitudinal data set for Ghana, which tracks households over time. We compare characteristics of migrants with non-migrants and identify the importance of youth, gender and education as drivers of migration. We reveal a complex and gendered pattern of migrant decision-making and an equally complex and gendered pattern of remittance sending of diverse items via varied channels.
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