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G6 Development: Rural to Urban Migration


Impact on Destination

Impact on Destination



  • Cheap labour

  • Skilled labour

  • Cultural Diversity



  • Employment

  • Discrimination

  • Pressure on infrastructure

  • Loss of culture and traditions

  • Disease


Impact on Host Country



  • Remittances

  • Knowledge and skill flow: short-term migration can bring innovative ideas back to the home country.



  • Loss of skilled labour: Brain drain

  • Population decrease can have an impact on the economy

  • Family


This is a list of books on rural to urban migration.  

Hazardous Migration

National Geographic. "Hazardous Migration." Video -- Video Home -- National Geographic, 2017, Accessed 23 Feb. 2017.

Growth Cities

CrashCourse. "Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25." YouTube, 15 Aug. 2015, Accessed 23 Feb. 2017.

Liter of Light

Playwiththejunglegym. "A Liter Of Light *Official Version*." YouTube, 24 Aug. 2011, Accessed 23 Feb. 2017.

Other Resources

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