This conference session focused on the issue of poverty and livelihoods, drawing on DRC research on internal migration and its positive and negative consequences both for migrants, and for families left behind.
Conference materials –
Migration DRC research – view a two-page overview of the Migration DRC’s research findings on poverty and livelihoods.
Further reading – working papers published by the Migration DRC related to poverty and livelihoods are listed below.
- “Migration, Legal Status and Poverty: Evidence from Return to Ghana”. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Claudia Natali, Richard Black (Feb 2007; WP-T19).
- “Place, Social Protection and Migration in Bangladesh: A Londoni Village in Biswanath”. Katy Gardner and Zahir Ahmed (Nov 2006; WP-T18).
- “Migration for Hard Work: A Reluctant Livelihood Strategy for Poor Households in West Bengal, India”. Abdur Rafique, Deeptima Massey and Ben Rogaly (Oct 2006; WP-T17).
- “Tackling Poverty-Migration Linkages: Evidence from Ghana and Egypt”. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Ricardo Sabates, Adriana Castaldo (Oct 2005: WP-T14).
- “Poverty, vulnerability and migration choice”. Hugh Waddington and Rachel Sabates-Wheeler (Dec 2003; WP-T3).
- “Livelihood Outcomes of Migration for Poor People”. Clare Waddington (Dec 2003; WP-T1).
- Janet Seeley et al. January 2008. Social Protection by and for Temporary Work Migrants and their Households in Northwest Bangladesh. (View report).