Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/233977
Authors: 
Stark, Oded
Year of Publication: 
1984
Citation: 
[Journal:] The Journal of Development Studies [ISSN:] 1743-9140 [Volume:] 20 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 318-322
Abstract: 
Taking the family as the rural-to-urban migration decision-making unit, will the “expected-income migration model” accurately predict the level of migration? Consideration of two variables - desire for leisure, and a version to risk - serves to show that the expected-income model yields a systematic downward bias in the predicted level of rural-to-urban migration. Likely policy implications emanating from the incorporation of these variables in the migration decision are indicated.
Subjects: 
Developing countries
Rural-to-urban migration
The family as a decision-making unit
Desire for leisure
Risk aversion
Policy implications
JEL: 
D1
D19
D81
J20
J43
O12
O15
O21
R23
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Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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