Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania : Evidence from a Tracking Survey Forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics

@inproceedings{Beegle2010MigrationAE,
  title={Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania : Evidence from a Tracking Survey Forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics},
  author={Kathleen Beegle},
  year={2010}
}
This study explores to what extent migration has contributed to improved living standards of individuals in Tanzania. Using a 13-year panel survey, the authors find that migration between 1991 and 2004 added 36 percentage points to consumption growth. Although moving out of agriculture resulted in much higher growth than staying in agriculture, growth was always greater in any sector if the individual physically moved. As to why more people do not move if returns to geographical mobility are so… CONTINUE READING
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