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Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs : insights from Tanzania (English)

For a long time, the urbanization and development discourse has coincided with a focus on economic growth and big cities. Yet, much of the world's new urbanization is taking place in smaller urban entities (towns), and the composition of urbanization may well bear on the speed of poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8340 FEB 14, 2018

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction – a migrant’s perspective : Why secondary towns Can Be important for poverty reduction – a migrant’s perspective (English)

This paper develops the concept of ‘action space’ as the range of possible destinations to which a migrant can realistically move at a given point in time and, intimately linked to this, the set of possible livelihoods at destination. ... See More +

Working Paper 123464 FEB 13, 2018

Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective (English)

This paper develops the concept of "action space" as the range of possible destinations to which a migrant can realistically move at a given point in time and, intimately linked to this, the set of possible livelihoods at destination. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8193 SEP 13, 2017

Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed