Migration driven by Electrification - The Impact of Electrification on Growth Dynamics of Rural Areas in Developing Countries

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dc.contributor.author Diederich, Hauke de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-18 de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T10:28:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-18 de_DE
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T10:28:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 39681235X de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-70945 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/49976
dc.description.abstract Despite the fact that there have been many electrification projects in developing countries, little research has been done on their impacts on migration patterns. Most countries experience considerable rural-urban migration with controversial effects on rural communities. This study investigates whether electrification contributes to sustainable rural development and, thus, slows down the rural exodus. The study reports on research findings from three case studies in rural Nicaragua, two with access to electricity and one without. It aims to provide insight into the scope and depth of impacts of electrification on rural livelihoods and the links between electricity provision and rural migration. Structured and semi-structured interviews as well as participatory rural appraisal techniques allowed for the gathering of qualitative and quantitative data. The Sustainable Livelihood Framework provided a conceptual framework to evaluate the impacts. It was found, that lighting provided positive impacts on the rural poor’s livelihood, but a higher one on the productive sector. All three case studies did not suffer from rural-urban migration, but have shown significant in-migration in the last years. However, the village without electricity supply attracted mostly farmers and day labourers from the nearby uplands, whereas the electrified communities attracted more businessmen and craftsmen. Thus, the study concludes that electrification is a key factor to incentivise skilled labour migration. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Migration , Elektrifizierung , Elektrizitätsversorgung , Entwicklungsländer , Mittelamerika , Lateinamerika de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 550 de_DE
dc.subject.other Electrification , Developing Countries , Development, Latin America en
dc.title Migration driven by Electrification - The Impact of Electrification on Growth Dynamics of Rural Areas in Developing Countries en
dc.type MasterThesis de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Geographie, Geoökologie, Geowissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ masterThesis de_DE
utue.opus.id 7094 de_DE
utue.opus.portal globalstudies de_DE
utue.opus.portalzaehlung 10.00000 de_DE
utue.publikation.source Global Studies Working Papers of the Tübingen Institute of Geography ; 10 de_DE

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