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Article Number - D2707A763208


Vol.9(3), pp. 28-34 , March 2017
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2017.0717
ISSN: 2006-988X



Full Length Research Paper

Does domestic migration have a challenge? Evidence from Northwestern Ethiopia



Adino Kibrom*
  • Adino Kibrom*
  • Department of Rural Livelihood,Addis Ababa university, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Atinkut Haimanot
  • Atinkut Haimanot
  • Department of Rural Livelihood,Addis Ababa university, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Yehuala Sisay
  • Yehuala Sisay
  • College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.
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Petros Tigist
  • Petros Tigist
  • Director Gender and Special Needs, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 23 January 2017  Accepted: 26 February 2017  Published: 31 March 2017

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The role of internal migration to the rural poor households is highly appreciable because of its low cost of travel and immediate response for livelihood shocks and problems. Despite the fact, internal migration has tremendous contribution to the livelihood of the rural households; yet it is not free of challenges in the pursuit of its benefits. This study similar to previous works have recommended for the need to conduct study on the challenges of domestic migration. Therefore, this study mainly focused on the main challenges associated with internal migration in rural setting of North Gondar where internal migration is dominated. Both quantitative and qualitative research approaches were utilized. According to the study, the result revealed migration towards the rural areas for labor work following farming activities in the large scale farming fenced with ethnic conflict among workers, prevalence of theft, payment suspension as well disease. Besides, the result of the study revealed that migrants toward the urban area challenges are mainly related with brokers’ deception, lack of immediate job and life costs. Thus, if internal migration is required to play its role as one of the livelihood strategy for subsistence producers of the rural households in the domestic market, the associated challenges of internal migration must have relieving solutions.

Key words:  Challenge, Dabat district, domestic, migration, livelihood.

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APA Kibrom, A., Haimanot, A., Sisay, Y., & Tigist, P. (2017). Does domestic migration have a challenge? Evidence from Northwestern Ethiopia. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 9(3), 28-34.
Chicago Adino Kibrom, Atinkut Haimanot , Yehuala Sisay and Petros Tigist. "Does domestic migration have a challenge? Evidence from Northwestern Ethiopia." International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology 9, no. 3 (2017): 28-34.
MLA Adino Kibrom, et al. "Does domestic migration have a challenge? Evidence from Northwestern Ethiopia." International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology 9.3 (2017): 28-34.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJSA2017.0717
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJSA/article-abstract/D2707A763208

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