Paper aims to examine the findings from previous studies and household surveys on migration in Bangladesh with an emphasis on the Ganga-Brahmaputara- Meghna (GBM) basin areas.
This aim will enable both an assessment of migration trends and patterns of the country:
- identification of origin and destination areas
- size and volume of migration
- push and pull factors of both origin and destination areas (economic/social/environmental)
- profiling of those who stay and profiling of those who migrate (age, education, income, livelihood, health, household size)
- role of social network in processing migration and in settling down in destination
- flow of remittances (origin – destination) and volume of remittances,
- assessing the migration patterns of GBM delta districts (overview of migration in/from delta past 50 years (pattern/ changes in push/pull; characteristics of migrant)
- comparing GBM picture with national migration patterns
- the identification of gaps in the research on migration in Bangladesh and particularly on delta districts.
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