Population movements in Kenya; a review and analysis

Attempt to review migration studies so far carried out in Kenya, to highlight their contribution as well as limitations, and to identify loopholes which need to be closed in future. Suggestions are made regarding potential fields of research in order to collect other useful data about the phenomenon. The contributions of some scholars from various disciplines are quoted where necessary for illustrative purposes. Sections: Introduction – Modern population movements in Africa – The causes of migration – Typology of migrants – The role of quantitative methods in migration studies – Social physics approach – Research needs and the planning process – Conclusion. Ref.

Title: Population movements in Kenya; a review and analysis
Author: Oucho, John
Year: 1979
Periodical: Journal of Eastern African Research and Development
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages: 78-90
Language: English
Geographic term: Kenya
Subject: migration
Abstract: Attempt to review migration studies so far carried out in Kenya, to highlight their contribution as well as limitations, and to identify loopholes which need to be closed in future. Suggestions are made regarding potential fields of research in order to collect other useful data about the phenomenon. The contributions of some scholars from various disciplines are quoted where necessary for illustrative purposes. Sections: Introduction – Modern population movements in Africa – The causes of migration – Typology of migrants – The role of quantitative methods in migration studies – Social physics approach – Research needs and the planning process – Conclusion. Ref.