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Internal migration and the development nexus : the case of Bangladesh

  title={Internal migration and the development nexus : the case of Bangladesh},
  author={Rita Afsar},
The views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily correspond to the views or policies of the Department for International Development (DFID), UK. People mostly migrate in order to find better jobs. Rural life is changing fast. People are far less dependent on agriculture and related work. They increasingly depend on off-farm livelihoods, which often involve some form of migration. In many cases this entails moving to urban areas and, indeed… 

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