Rural Out-migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya

Rural Out-migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya was a project based on research conducted in Siaya and Vihiga counties by the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) between September 2012 and October 2012. It investigated the push factors at the rural places of origin and the pull factors at the urban destination areas in order to understand the nature and extent to which rural-urban migration alleviates or aggravates poverty. It outlined the factors influencing rural-urban migration and their relation to poverty. In addition, the study analysed the migration experiences by gender to determine whether there are similarities and differences in rural-urban migration for men and women.

Project Factsheet: Rural Out-Migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya [PDF 157.15KB]