Abstract/Details

MIGRATION AND MODERNIZATION: A CASE STUDY OF SRI LANKA

ABAYASEKARA, A. W. A. D. G.  University of Pennsylvania. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1984. 8417253.

Abstract (summary)

The present study examines the relationship between migration and modernization in Sri Lanka, specifically the relationship between in-migration ratios and level of modernization of the districts and the relationship between migration differentials and individual modernity.

The relationship between in-migration ratios and the levels of district modernization was estimated by multiple regression technique while migration differentials were examined through migration ratios, index of dissimilarity and logistic regression. The study established the presence of a close relationship between annual in-migration ratios and levels of modernization achieved by the districts. The study confirmed the use of place to place models in estimating spatial models of migration. The presence of high collinearity and short data limited the extension of inference of the model to individual components of modernization. However, two patterns of migration emerged, one based on high income and levels of education at the origin, and the other the presence of friends and relatives at the destination. The relationship between stream flows and counter-streams showed marked divergences and also improved the model fit as compared to the analysis of total flows.

The study of migration differentials was examined by recourse to migration ratios, index of dissimilarity and logistic regression. The average odds ratios of being differentiated were not significantly different if one was a migrant in the rural or estate sector, but both were significantly different from the urban sector. The individual characteristics were significant and differed among most of the destinations but were most marked at the urban destinations. The impact of modernization is seen to be influenced by cultural factors which vary over the various types of destinations.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Demographics
Classification
0938: Demographics
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
MIGRATION AND MODERNIZATION: A CASE STUDY OF SRI LANKA
Author
ABAYASEKARA, A. W. A. D. G.
Number of pages
279
Degree date
1984
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 45/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8417253
ProQuest document ID
303305523
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/303305523