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Migration in South Asia: An Overview

  • Ronald Skeldon
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 3)

Abstract

This chapter is concerned with contemporary mobility of population as reflected in population censuses and surveys reaching back into the 1950s. The discussion is divided into five sections: overall spatial patterns of flows, rural transfers, movements to urban destinations, circulation and characteristics of migrants. The author expects migration to be of great importance in the coming decades.

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Urban Population Internal Migration Urban Growth Natural Increase Urban Migration 
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  • Ronald Skeldon
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  1. 1.Department of Geography and GeologyUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong

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