The significance of access to land as a determinant of Kenya's interregional migration

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Abstract

Hous and Rempel (1980) obtain a positive sign that is not significant different from zero for wages expected in a region of origin. Given Kenya's rural economic structure, formal sector wages misrepresent income opportunities. This study applies a polytomous logistic model to aggregate published census data from Kenya to test whether measures of access to land provide a better representation of income opportunities and lead to results consistent with underlying migration theory. I find that as an origin province's quality of agricultural land rises, the likehood of migration declines. Accompanying these results is a brief historical description of Kenya's land tenure system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-926
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Development
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Sociology and Political Science

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