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Pietrelli, Rebecca and Scaramozzino, Pasquale (2019) 'Internal Migration and Vulnerability to Poverty in Tanzania.' Population and Development Review, 45 (3). pp. 525-547.

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This paper investigates whether migration reduced household vulnerability to poverty for a panel of households from the Kagera region in Tanzania over the period 2004-2010. The potential endogeneity of migration is controlled by both matching methods and an exogenous variation: a severe drought in 2008-09 which affected the areas of the country with a bimodal rain season, but not those with a unimodal rain season. Migration reduced vulnerability to basic needs and to food consumption poverty only for families which experienced migration to unimodal regions. The evidence supports the view that migration served as an effective risk management strategy for households.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: JEL codes: C21, I32, O15, O55
Keywords: Migration, vulnerability, matching methods, exogenous variation, Tanzania
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
ISSN: 17284457
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Population and Development Review published by Wiley:
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 13:49

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