Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE)

ISSN - 2414-1771 (Print)

ISSN - 2409-9368 (Online)


Determinants of Rural-Urban Migration: A Case Study of Pakistan


Authors:

Muhammad Zahid Naeem, Wajid Alim

Citation:

Naeem, M. Z. and Alim, W. (2019). Determinants of Rural-Urban migration: A Case Study of Pakistan. Bulletin of Business and Economics, 8(2), 105-116.

Abstract:

This article highlights the determinants of rural-urban migration in the case of Pakistan. For this purpose, data from 1981 to 2015 has been used. For checking the stationarity of the data, Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) unit root test is applied. Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model has been used for examining the co-integration among the variables of the model. The results of the study reveal that economic growth has a positive and insignificant impact on migration in the case of Pakistan. Population growth has positive and significant impact on migration in the case of Pakistan after the selected time period. The level of unemployment has negative and significant impact on migration in Pakistan. The inflation rate has negative and significant impact on migration in Pakistan.

Keywords:

migration, inflation, unemployment

Jel Code:

E24, F22, P24

Article Type:

Research Paper

Pages:

105-116

Publisher:

Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)


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