The Effect of Rural-Urban Migration in South Africa Essay

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Investigating the effect of rural-urban migration on the four districts of the North West province in South Africa using Manova technique. INTRODUCTION This proposal is about the effect of rural-urban migration on the four districts of the North West province in South Africa. It entails the background of rural-urban migration as well as the statement of the problem, main objectives, other specific objectives, rationale, hypotheses, identification of variables, the theories of other people concerning the rural-urban migration and the literature review. Rural-urban migration is a type of migration where the migrant moves from a rural area to an urban area due to particular reasons. This concept will be thoroughly discussed in the literature…show more content…
An overcrowded area puts enormous pressure on the state for the provision of houses and other services. People in the urban areas end up being jobless because there is a lot of demand for jobs that is caused by this overpopulation. Even the rural areas suffer because there will be depopulation, people will move out leaving the place to the elders only. The rural areas will not be productive in anyway because people who are economically active have left, this means we may end up not having people who can bring changes in the rural areas or those who serve as role model to the upcoming generation. MAIN OBJECTIVE The main aim of the study is to investigate the effect of rural-urban migration on four district of North West province. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES -To determine if employment status influence rural-urban migration. -To determine if more males are likely to migrate than females. -To establish if migration rates differ between different age groups. -To establish whether distance determines migration rates. -To determine if people with higher educational level are more likely to migrate than those with primary level of education. 1.5 RATIONALE The importance of this study is to alert both people and government of the causes of Rural-urban migration and its effect on economic growth. The effects of rural-urban migration on both rural and urban areas are alarming, overpopulation on the
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