Rural Out-Migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya


The study, ‘Rural Out-migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya,’ was conducted in Siaya and Vihiga counties by the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) under the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOP/RPC) between September 2012 and October 2012. It investigated the push factors at the place of origin (rural areas) and the pull factors at the destination (urban areas) in order to understand the nature and extent to which rural-urban migration alleviates or aggravates poverty. It outlined the factors influencing rural-urban migration and their relation to poverty. In addition, the study explored the migration experiences by gender to determine whether there are similarities and differences in rural-urban migration for men and women.


Anon. Rural Out-Migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya. Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (2014) 2 pp.

Rural Out-Migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya

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