Sub-region Differentials in Migration and Remittances in Zimbabwe between 1988-90 and 1996-98

  • Dick Ranga

Abstract

: In Zimbabwe, while some regions are agriculturally developed others are drought prone and poor. It is the study's argument that such drought-prone areas are not for ever poor and under-developed. On the contrary, when agriculture becomes impractical, people can engage in other activities, migration and remittances being one of them. The study employed the household questionnaire, in-depth interview and focus group discussion to collect data and the logistic regression analytical model to assess sub-regional differentials in the likelihood to remit to households of origin. The results confirmed expectations that migration and remittances are necessary in a drought-prone region and, therefore, should be more organised.

(Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review: 2003 19 (2): 55-74)
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