Land and Opportunity Access: Migration Drivers for Youth and Young Adults in Rural Zambia

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January 7, 2020 - Author: , , , Henry Machina, and Nicole M. Mason

Megan Bellinger, Milu Muyanga, David Mather, Henry Machina, and Nicole M. Mason, 2019. Land and Opportunity Access: Migration Drivers for Youth and Young Adults in Rural Zambia. FSP Policy Brief 112, East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Key Findings

  • Participation in business activities are associated with a lower likelihood of migration, especially among youth;
  • Wage or salaried employment in the private non-agricultural sector is associated with a higher likelihood of migration;
  • When broken out by age group, however, participation in a high-return wage or salaried activity is associated with a lower likelihood of migration among youth;
  • Overall participation in business or wage and salaried employment is quite low among the youth and young adult population;
  • The perceived ability to buy and sell land is associated with a higher likelihood of migration among youth and those who choose to move to another rural destination; and
  • Access to titled land is negatively correlated with likelihood of migration to rural areas among young adults.

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Tags: agrifood system transformation, c1-c2, cross-cutting-youth employment, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, input use and market development, land, youth employment/entrepreneurship, zambia


Related Topic Areas

Zambia, C1-C2


Authors

Megan Bellinger

Megan Bellinger
bellin35@msu.edu

Milu Muyanga

Milu Muyanga
muyangam@msu.edu

David Mather

David Mather
517-449-9694
matherda@msu.edu

Nicole Mason-Wardell

Nicole Mason-Wardell
517-432-4446
masonn@msu.edu


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