Internal Migration in Uganda Dissertation or Thesis

Internal Migration in Uganda
An extensive look at the impact of internal migration in Uganda.
# 148420 | 14,379 words | 67 sources | APA | 2011 | KE
Published on Oct 23, 2011 in Anthropology (African) , Research Designs (General) , Sociology (Poverty)

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This paper addresses the patterns of migration in modern Uganda. Theories of migration are critically analyzed and its relation towards the problem statement is highlighted. An overview of the theories to be explored include the social relations' approach theory, the push and pull model of migration, structuralist theories of migration, neoclassical approach to migration, Human capital theory, and family migration theory. Additionally, the study employs a qualitative method using "Nvivo", and further incorporates urban surveys in data collection. Qualitative data and quantitative data are obtained through the use of primary methods of data collection such as questionnaires, and is based on phenomenological research design.

Background to the Study
Internal Migration in Uganda
Patterns of Internal Migration
Models of Migration
Todaro and Sharks' model
The Basic Todaro Model
Internal Migration basing on Todaro's Model
Theoretical Approach to Internal Migration
Human Capital Theory on Migration
Structuralist Theories of Migration
Asymmetric Information about Worker Skills
Family Migration
Social Network Migration
Push and Pull Migration Theory
Labor Migration
Irregular Migration in Uganda
Human including Child Trafficking as a Forced Internal Migration
Implications of Rural-Urban Migration
Research Problem
Research Objectives
General objective
Specific Objectives
Research Questions
Justification of the Study
Research Methodology and Techniques
Limitations of the Study
Chapter Layout

From the Paper:

"Migration has always played a vital part in the history of Uganda. It involves regional, international, and the internal movements of people within the country. Migration, especially from rural to urban areas, in Uganda has been taking place within the diverse political, social, and economic developments and this has been fueled by the extensive instability in the regional politics than the search for economic endeavor in the urban centres. The distinctive forms of migration that advertently characterizes the cross border movements have started to reflect an increase in female migration, and this calls for an implied and systematic integration of the gender discrepancy that incorporates migration policies..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aggleton, P. (2007). Culture, society and sexuality: a reader. London: Taylor & Francis.
  • Aina, T. (1995). Internal Non-metropolitan Migration, in Baker Jonathan and Aina Tade (eds.) The Migration Experience in Africa. pp.41-53. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala.
  • Baines, D. (2003). Migration in a Mature Economy: Emigration and Internal Migration in England and Wales 1861-1900. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Baker, J. (2003). The migration experience in Africa. Michigan: Nordic Africa Institute.
  • Baker, J. (2003). The migration experience in Africa. Michigan: Nordic Africa Institute.

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