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Migration to small Latin American cities: a critique of the concept of Fill-in migration

Auteurs :
GILBERT, A. G.
SOLLIS, P. J.

Description :
The fill-in concept was devised to describe the process of migration from rural areas to small towns in Latin America. The paper argues that the concept is theoretically unsound and is normally indistinguishable as a pattern from direct and/or step movements. Indeed, the patterns of migration to and from small towns are far more complex than those suggested by the fill-in concept. The limited evidence available suggests that return migration is considerable and that the selectivity of in-migrants reduces the debilitative effects of out-migration on small town populations.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam, 1979, vol. 70, n°. 2, p. 110-113, Références bibliographiques : 15réf.

Date :
1979

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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