Harris Todaro And Lewis Theory Of Rural Urban Migration

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Even though the respondent’s average household job skills and age gives an assumption of signs according to our expectations but the relation between the both is quite insignificant. Value of non-farm income and farm income has an inverse relation with migration from rural to urban areas; however the marginal effects are minimal. This means that people who have a reasonable means of living in the rural area wouldn’t consider migration as a feasible decision and the rural urban migrants are mostly the ones having fewer opportunities to make a living in the rural setup. These finding somewhat supports the Harris Todaro and Lewis theory of rural urban migration. Land ownership and rural urban migration have a positive correlation which contradicts Lewis theory as Lewis theory is formed on the assumptions on a negative …show more content…
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