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タイトル: Seasonal migration and micro-credit in the lean period : evidence from northwest Bangladesh
著者: Shonchoy, Abu S.
キーワード: Bangladesh
Microfinance
Population movement
Lean period
Seasonal migration
Micro-credit
Issue Date: Mar-2011
出版者: Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
引用: IDE Discussion Paper. No. 294. 2011.3
抄録: This paper investigates the relationship between access to micro-credit and temporary seasonal migration, an issue which is largely ignored in the standard rural-urban migration literature. Seasonal migration due to agricultural downturns is a common phenomenon in developing countries. Using primary data from a cross-sectional household survey from the northwest part of Bangladesh, this study quantifies the factors that influence such migration decisions. Among other results, we find that network effects play a significant role in influencing the migration decision, with the presence of kinsmen at the place of destination having considerable impact. Seasonal migration is a natural choice for individual suffering periodic hardship; however the strict weekly loan repayment rules of Micro-credit Institutes can have an adverse effect on this process, reducing the ability of borrowers to react to a shock. Our result suggests that poor individuals prefer the option of not accessing the micro-credit and opt for temporal seasonal migration during the lean period. The results have numerous potential policy implications, including the design of typical micro-credit schemes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2344/1082
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