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Individual versus household migration decision rules: Gender and marital status differences in intentions to migrate in South Africa

Gubhaju, Bina; De Jong, Gordon


This research tests the thesis that the neoclassical microeconomic and the new household economic theoretical assumptions on migration decision-making rules are segmented by gender, marital status, and time frame of intention to migrate. Comparative tests of both theories within the same study design are relatively rare. Utilizing data from the Causes of Migration in South Africa national migration survey, we analyse how individually held "own-future" versus alternative "household well-being"...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Migration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2008.00496.x


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