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Webinar: Determinants of Rural Youth Migration throughout the Developing World

Event Date: 
May 14, 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online Event


The decision of whether to migrate or not is one of many important decisions that young men and women make throughout the developing world. In this webinar, we will discuss determinants of internal migration by youth within five different countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Tanzania) using recently collected data, investigating both broad and specific hypotheses related to migration (such as whether and how migrants are positively selected on specific human capital characteristics). A key finding is that individual characteristics, like schooling, are more important determinants of migration than household characteristics. We also find little evidence that credit constraints or relative deprivation are correlated with migration at a nationally representative level, holding other things constant. This is important because previous studies, which were carried out in smaller sub-regions of countries, had found those credit constraints to be important. The webinar concludes with implications for policy in relation to migration, youth and employment, and rural development.

PresenterAlan de Brauw, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 
ModeratorFrank Place, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)

Visit the webinar page for full presenter's bio and more information. The recording of the webinar will be available on the same page soon after the live event.

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