ERIC Number: ED047554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Rural to Urban Migration: A Colombian Case.
Flinn, William L.
This report examines reasons for movement of farmers to urban areas in an effort to determine whether migration is of an unselective nature or based on a selective process with regard to education, sex, age, and other factors. The investigation focuses on a specific case study in which the following aspects are discussed: (1) background information, (2) social setting, (3) migration motives, (4) migration streams, (5) migration processes, and (6) differential migration. Concluding observations stress that the flight of the peasant from the countryside has been largely the result of the impoverishment of the farmer and/or violence. The slum dwellers in shanty towns around cities believe that their housing, sanitation facilities, income, medical services, and education for children are better in the urban slums than in villages. Few expressed a desire to return to rural areas. (RL)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Land Settlement, Land Use, Latin American Culture, Migration, Migration Patterns, Population Trends, Refugees, Relocation, Rural Urban Differences, Urban Areas, Urban Environment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-189 989, MF-$.95, HC-$3.00)
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Land Tenure Center.