Migration and the Transition to Adulthood in Contemporary Malawi

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Beegle, Kathleen
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Poulin, Michelle
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2013-01-02T20:42:26Z
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2013-01-02T20:42:26Z
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2012-09
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2017-12-13T12:10:50Z
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In many African countries, the timing of important life events -- such as school-leaving, first marriage, and entry into the labor market -- is thought to be strongly tied to migration. This paper investigates the relationship between major life events, household characteristics, and migration among adolescents and young adults in contemporary Malawi. The specific research questions are twofold. First, what are the socio-economic and demographic determinants of migration? Second, how do school attendance, first marriage, and employment-seeking relate to migration patterns? The study uses panel data collected from a survey designed specifically to explore socioeconomic and demographic aspects of youth transitions to adulthood and which tracked respondents as they moved to new dwellings. Among the sample, they find that moves are not uncommon, and the predominant reasons for moves are non-economic. Although historically ethnic traditions in this area have held that girls and women usually did not move upon marrying, the data show that women were more likely to move between survey rounds than boys and men, and that marriage was the main reason for doing so. Closer ties to the head of the household are associated with less movement for both women and men.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/09/16741034/migration-transition-adulthood-contemporary-malawi
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12044
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 6200
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ADOLESCENCE
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ADOLESCENT
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ADOLESCENT GIRLS
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ADOLESCENTS
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AGE GROUPS
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AGED
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AGING
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AIDS EPIDEMIC
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CHILDBEARING
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CHILDHOOD
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COMMITTEE ON POPULATION
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DISTRICTS
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DIVORCE
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DOMESTIC CHORES
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ECONOMIC POLICIES
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EMIGRATION
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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
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EPIDEMIC
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ETHNIC GROUP
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ETHNIC GROUPS
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FAMILIES
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FEMALES
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FERTILITY
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FIRST MARRIAGE
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GENDER
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HIV
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HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD SIZE
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HUSBANDS
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ILLNESS
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INTERNAL MIGRATION
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR MIGRATION
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LIFE EVENTS
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LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
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MALES
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MARITAL STATUS
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MARRIED COUNTERPARTS
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MARRIED MEN
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MARRIED WOMEN
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MIGRANT
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MIGRANT WOMEN
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MIGRANT WORKERS
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MIGRANTS
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MIGRATION
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MIGRATION DATA
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OLDER ADULTS
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OLDER PEOPLE
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ORPHANS
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PARENTS
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
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PROGRESS
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REMITTANCES
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RESPECT
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RURAL AREAS
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SECONDARY SCHOOL
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SEXUAL ACTIVITY
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SEXUAL BEHAVIORS
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SMALLER HOUSEHOLDS
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SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
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SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
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SOCIAL SCIENCE
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SOCIAL SCIENCES
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SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
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SPATIAL MOBILITY
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SPOUSE
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STATE UNIVERSITY
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SUBSISTENCE FARMING
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TOBACCO
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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VILLAGES
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WOMAN
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YOUNG ADULTHOOD
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YOUNG ADULTS
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YOUNG MALES
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YOUNG MEN
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YOUNG PEOPLE
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YOUNG PERSON
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YOUNG WOMEN
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YOUTH
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Migration and the Transition to Adulthood in Contemporary Malawi
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Gender
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2012-09-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/09/16741034/migration-transition-adulthood-contemporary-malawi
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-6200
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000158349_20120917160824
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16741034
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WPS6200
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/09/17/000158349_20120917160824/Rendered/PDF/wps6200.pdf
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Africa
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Malawi
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Health and other social services :: Health
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Human development :: HIV/AIDS
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Culture and Development :: Anthropology
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Adolescent Health
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Gender :: Gender and Social Development
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Population and Development
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