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Title:An Exploration of the Role of Education in Rural-To-Urban Migration in Africa
Author:Apedaile, L.P.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development
Geographic term:Africa
rural areas
Urbanization and Migration
Education and Oral Traditions
Abstract:Curriculum content, investment in rural education infrastructure and care in moulding perceptions and confidence of rural people about their future economic well-being can modify conventional truths about migration. It would appear that migration rates and selectivity may be more susceptible to change under some education policies than under others. Conventional European-type education enhances the propensity of rural people to migrate. On the other handy from a consideration of nine laws of migration which the author examines, he concludes that a form of self-reliant education has some potential to reduce the need to migrate and to reduce the selectivity of migration to the combined advantage of both rural and urban areas. The benefits would lie in reduced stress on urban security and dignity, greater productivity from rural development spending and a better likelihood of security of food supply, other things being equal. Notes, ref.