The Migration Experience in Africa

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Nordic Africa Institute, 1995 - Social Science - 353 pages
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In this book the authors investigate the range of the migration experience in Africa. Because of the variety and complexity of the reasons which surround and underpin why African populations are so mobile, this volume adopts an eclectic approach which illustrates the diversity of theoretical positions, as well as methodological and analytical trends.The book also provides examples of the great breadth and richness of empirical insights into human migrations in the contemporary African context. The contributions identify and address under-researched themes, such as gender and migration, and more generally point to lacunae in this important area of the development problematique.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Migrations in Contemporary Africa
29
Internal NonMetropolitan Migration and the Development
41
Distribution of Cash Income by Households 198586 326
50
Poverty Environmental Stress and Culture as Factors
54
Rural Households as Producers
65
List of tables
69
Migration in Africa
87
Pastoralist Migration to Small Towns in Africa
181
Towns and ethnic groups mentioned in the text
190
The New Nomads
197
The annual refugee population in Africa 19591993
198
Significant populations of internally displaced
200
The annual number of African refugees repatriating versus in exile
212
Social Differentiation Conflicts and RuralUrban Interaction
220
Distribution of village households in three groups
223

Literature sources on migrations in Africa by theme
88
List of maps
102
refugee stocks 1987 1988 1989
103
Forgotten Places Abandoned Places
109
The Geography of Apartheid South Africa
113
Migration and Recent Economic and Environmental Change
122
Census sources of migration data
124
Kenya 1979
126
The Small Town as a Retirement Centre
149
Migration status by location and gender percentage
154
The Dilemmas Facing Kenya School Leavers
167
School leavers at different levels 19811990
168
Migration in Ethiopia and the Role of the State
234
Unemployment rates for selected small towns in Ethiopia 1984
239
Gender and Migration in Africa
257
Urban Sex Ratios in Africa South of the Sahara 195191
258
Contact with family elsewhere among women migrants
277
Women in RuralUrban Migration
289
Age distribution
297
The Cirls of Nyovuuru
303
NonMetropolitan Migration in Botswana
321
Biographical Notes
339
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