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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1979)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GILBERT A. G. ; SOLLIS P. J. ;

Abstract

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.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1979, vol. 70, no2 [pp. 110-113]

Bibliographic references : 15réf.

Language

Anglais

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