A Note on Modelling Labour Migration in LDCs

Oded Stark*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 aversion 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-543
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Development Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes


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