Migration And Migration

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ink between migration and livelihoods and the vital roles that human mobility can play in lessening the vulnerable people’s challenges and eradicating poverty in the developing world are noticeable. Population movement is part of the livelihood strategies used by various communities and individuals, in other words, migrants move in search of greener pastures or for sustainable livelihoods. Various scholars have endorsed migration as a strategic decision used by many households and vulnerable communities for poverty reduction and improved livelihoods (Scoones, 1998; De Haan, 1999; Skeldon, 2002; Kothari, 2002; Ellis, 2003; McDowell & De Haan, 1997). On the other hand, remittances have been viewed as having positive developmental impact as…show more content…
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the increase in the flow of remittances over the years has provided the region with the source of livelihood strategies by many households. For instance, (Gupta, Pattillo, and Wagh, 2009; Wagh & Pattillo, 2007) reported similar results by indicating that remittances have a straight forward poverty reduction effect for families in the regions. Dodson et al (2008) assessed the relationship between migration and remittances in Southern Africa in the context of gender aspects. Their results show that remittances are essential for the survival of many households and help them to deal with their vulnerability and poverty stricken…show more content…
Nevertheless, the previous studies in the literature review did not take into account any investigation on the vulnerable youths, in connection to migration and food security, with the main emphasis being on better livelihoods. In other words, there is no systematic study which prioritizes youths in the migration and food security discourse. Furthermore, there is over-emphasis on internal migration and food security or livelihoods, most of the literature are silent about migration and food security or livelihoods across borders. Taking into account the above-mentioned research gaps on the connection between migration and food security, this thesis presents an analytical framework and exploration of the link between youth migration and food security. The hypothetical basis of the study is based on particular assumptions and overviews discussed in the next
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