Migration Patterns

Factors Behind Internal Migration and Migrant’s Livelihood Aspects: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Author : Mohammad Mastak al Amin | 2011
Published By: Institute of Migration

The main objective of this paper was to examine the factors which determine the internal migration to Dhaka city, Bangladesh and to find out their impact on migrant’s livelihood aspect. The sample comprised 448 individuals from the rural and urban areas towards Dhaka city. In this study I enhanced to analyze and interpret the determinants of socio-economic, economic and environmental factors associated with the internal migration in Bangladesh. The study showed the factors that affected the internal migration were mainly occupational, educational and climatic. These factors were analyzed and discussed through the migration theories- neo classical theory, new economics of migration theory and network theory. The ordinary least square technique was applied on three regression models which indicated that there were differences due to internal migration regarding to these economic, demographic and environmental factors in Bangladesh.

URL : http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/files/pdf/webreport/webreport_068.pdf

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