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Research on the Impacts of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Demographic Characteristics Regarding Economic Development in Madagascar

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This paper described the situation of rural-urban migration. People of Madagascar are moving to Antananarivo to be settling in the capital cities to enjoy more facilities of life as compared to life in rural areas. In the present time, we can see that a big portion of world’s population is living in urban sides. Over 90 percent of urbanization is taking place in developing countries, and is mainly focused amongst young grown-ups. Migration is the drive of publics from one topographical location to another, connecting temporary or permanent settlement. Although rural-urban immigration is the drive of publics from rural areas (villages) to urban centers (cities). A case study design was embraced in this research. Antananarivo was selected as a case study. The data for this study were mainly collected from the people who migrated from all over the Madagascar to Antananarivo, the capital of country, for different purposes. Most of the people migrated from the rural areas. A casual sample method was used to select the defendants. A total of 120 respondents were complicated in the study. All questionnaires were analyzed with frequencies rate one by one. At the end of this paper, conclusion and suggestion have been carried out by this research.

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Rakotonirina, J. and Cheng, J. (2015) Research on the Impacts of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Demographic Characteristics Regarding Economic Development in Madagascar. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 5, 335-350. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2015.56034.


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