Determinants of Male Internal Migration in Bangladesh: Is Due to Services Matter?

Muhammad Shafiul Alam, Md. Shahidul Islam


Migration is a common process where people move rural to urban area for better livelihood. The aim of this study is exploring the factors of rural to urban migration in Bangladesh. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Sylhet City Corporation and 120 migrants were selected through two stage cluster sampling technique. Social survey method was used to collect the data from the respondents. Binary logistic regression was applied to determine the factors related to male migration due to services. The results show that level of education is positively associated with male migration due to services. The results also show that income, occupation before migration, family types also effects cause of migration due to services.

Keywords: Rural-urban migration, Determinants, Migration status, Bangladesh

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