Family size and structure are micro-level migration drivers that encourage and facilitate migration of some family members to diversify household risk and maximise household income as well as discourage and constrain migration for other family members.
Key studies include Oded & Levhari (1982) on the new economics of labour migration and migration as risk diversification; Gubhaju & De Jong (2009) for quantitative evidence on the importance of individual and household considerations in migration decision-making; and De Jong (2000) on family structure and migration intentions.
Studies listed under this migration driver often refer to the new economics of labour migration (NELM), risk diversification, life cycle factors, and the dynamics of single and dual-earner households.
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