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Dual dependence and Sepik labour migration

Curtain, Richard


Migration in Papua New Guinea has developed, over the past 100 years, primarily as a consequence of the migrant labour system (MLS). The central argument of this thesis is that a resulting migrant strategy of dual dependence has continued to affect contemporary migration patterns, promoting the emergence of a peasantry and hindering greatly the formation of a permanent urban proletariat. The thesis argues from the outset that an understanding of internal migration in any Third World...[Show more]

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Date published: 1980
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70edef8e5e2


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