Rural-urban linkages and the impact of internal migration in Asian developing countries: an introduction

Zhu, Yu, Bell, Martin, Henry, Sabine and White, Michael (2013) Rural-urban linkages and the impact of internal migration in Asian developing countries: an introduction. Asian Population Studies, 9 2: 119-123. doi:10.1080/17441730.2013.797296


Author Zhu, Yu
Bell, Martin
Henry, Sabine
White, Michael
Title Rural-urban linkages and the impact of internal migration in Asian developing countries: an introduction
Journal name Asian Population Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-1730
1744-1749
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1080/17441730.2013.797296
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 119
End page 123
Total pages 5
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In summary, findings from the four papers in this volume demonstrate the critical role played by migration in establishing linkages between rural origins and urban destinations, and the multifaceted impacts of these linkages on individuals, families and communities in Asian developing countries. These findings are relevant to the longstanding concern about the potential adverse impacts of internal migration, the siphoning of skill and human resources to the city. While migrants themselves are generally better off by moving from rural areas to the cities, it is well known that the migration process tends to be selective of the younger, better educated, and more dynamic members of origin communities, and is therefore detrimental to the vitality of rural communities and the family members left behind. The implications of the findings presented in this volume is that while these negative effects of migrant selection do exist, they are at least partly offset by benefits derived from the linkages between rural and urban areas established in the migration process. Indeed, such connections take a variety of forms and almost certainly bring positive effects to migrant families and communities in places of origin, especially if they are maintained and properly managed. This in turn underlines the need for a clear and nuanced understanding of the way that rural-urban linkages are forged in the migration process, and the diverse forms they take.
Keyword Internal migration
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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