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Seasonal migration of labor in the autumn lean period: Evidence from Kurigram district, Bangladesh

Show simple item record Shahriar, Abu Zafar Md Zeba, Sakiba A S M Parves, Shonchoy Parveen, Shaila 2010-10-06T04:21:44Z 2010-10-06T04:21:44Z 2006 2006-08
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dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 26-27).
dc.description.abstract Seasonal migration of labor in the autumn lean period is an important livelihood strategy for a large number of poor people in Northern Bangladesh. The nature of such migration differs from that of permanent internal migration in many respects. People move for a short time period in the lean season because they are confronted by limited opportunities to maintain their current living conditions if they stay home during the months of economic hardship in October-November. The present study intends to identify the characteristics of the seasonal migrants and to quantify the effects of the factors influencing such migration decision, based on the evidences gained from Kurigram, one of the most poverty-stricken districts of the country. Based on the Hunian Capital Approach to Migration, the present study looks at migration behavior at the individual level. By using a binary response econometric model, the study finds that economic factors, ecological vulnerability and personal characteristics of the individuals have profound effects on the seasonal migration decision. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Abu Zafar Md. Shahriar
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Sakiba Zeba
dc.description.statementofresponsibility A. S. M. Parves Shonchoy
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Shaila Parveen
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
dc.rights BRAC University reports are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subject Seasonal migration en_US
dc.subject livelihood strategy en_US
dc.subject Autumn lean period en_US
dc.title Seasonal migration of labor in the autumn lean period: Evidence from Kurigram district, Bangladesh en_US
dc.title.alternative ESS working paper series August-2006: Paper 007 en_US
dc.type Working paper series en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Economics and Social Science, BRAC University

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