Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/200490
Authors: 
Christiaensen, Luc J.
De Weerdt, Joachim
Kanbur, Ravi
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper No. 406
Abstract: 
In an economy with migration, poverty changes are composed of a number of forces, including the income gains and losses realized by the various migration streams. We present a simple but powerful decomposition methodology that uses panel data to measure the contributions of different migration streams to overall poverty change. An application to Tanzania shows the new insights that are provided - in particular on the role of migration to secondary towns in poverty reduction.
Subjects: 
Panel data
household surveys
internal migration
urbanization
poverty reduction
decomposable poverty indices
JEL: 
J61
O15
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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