[Journal:] The Journal of Development Studies [ISSN:] 1743-9140 [Volume:] 20 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 318-322
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.
Developing countries Rural-to-urban migration The family as a decision-making unit Desire for leisure Risk aversion Policy implications