Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/234132
Authors: 
Stark, Oded
Year of Publication: 
1980
Citation: 
[Journal:] The Journal of Development Studies [ISSN:] 1743-9140 [Volume:] 16 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 369-374
Publisher: 
Routledge, London
Abstract: 
In this paper I present a new approach to rural-to-urban migration in developing countries. This approach sheds new light on the role of urban-to-rural remittances in bringing about technological change in the agricultural sector of these countries. At the core of the new approach is a utility maximizing family that by means of the migration of a family member bypasses the constraints on technological change imposed by lack of credit and risk. The paper discusses how to bring the new approach to the data.
Subjects: 
Rural-to-urban migration
Urban-to-rural remittances
Utility maximizing family
Rural-to-urban remittances
Agricultural development
Technological change in agriculture
Credit constraint
Risk constraint
Credit and insurance markets
Fungibility of urban-to rural remittances
Inequality of the rural income distribution
Usage and interpretation of existing evidence
JEL: 
D1
D7
D13
D15
D19
D81
G11
G23
J43
O12
O13
O15
O33
Q12
Q14
Q16
R23
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Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Digitized Version

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