The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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Popular belief in debate is that urbanisation has increased substantially in the new South Africa, when in fact patterns of internal migration have remained static since the late-1970s. Internal migration patterns have been under-researched since the easing of restrictions in 1990.

This study fills the gap with some surprising results, drawing on census and other secondary data. This publication gives a new foundation for internal migration studies with its clear definitions of migration concepts and new techniques and approaches to data analyses. It also provides guidelines for questions in future surveys, paving the way for larger projects on the causes of migration.

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Format : 170mm x 240mm
Pages : 134
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2004-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2004-1
Publish Year : 2003

List of tables
List of maps
List of figures
List of graphs
About the authors
Preface
Overview
1. Introduction
Migration data generated by Census 96
Context and scope of the study
Purpose of the book
Outline of the book
2. Literature review
Current status of migration research
Definitions
Data adequacy, reliability and appropriateness
Theories and models of the causes of migration
Economic factors that cause migration
Economic factors that perpetuate migration
Non-economic factors that cause migration
Non-economic factors that perpetuate migration
Evaluation
Modified gravity model of migration
Problems with migration intervals
Local/area-specific data: guidelines for research
Conclusions
3. Population redistribution
Urbanisation trends
Metropolisation and inter-metropolitan migration
Multivariate statistical techniques used in this study
Inter-provincial migration
Patterns of inter-provincial migration
Multivariate profiles of inter-provincial migrants
Inter-district migration
Labour migration
Migration proper
Summary of the effect of distance
Summarising the interactions between districts
Other examples of migration modelling
Conclusions
4. Migration differentials
Proportion of migrants in the population
Migration intervals compared: 197580 and 199296
Migration selectivity
Age-gender selectivity
Employment, education and gender differentials
Comparing migrants and labour migrants
Differential migration: a multivariate analysis
Conclusions
5. The way forward
Dealing with migration in future censuses
Migration questions in sample surveys
Conclusions

Appendices
Index

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