Spatial Variation In Migration Processes And Development: A Costa Rican Example Of Conventional Modeling Augmented By The Expansion Method

Lawrence A. Brown, John Paul Jones

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The ways in which migration and development have been linked in previous research in Third World settings are reviewed. Intercantonal migration in Costa Rica is analyzed, first in terms of a conventional model and then in terms of a paradigm of migration that focuses on place-to-place variations in development milieu. The results show there is spatial variation in the role of most variables and that these variations follow a reasonably consistent pattern with regard to development conditions. A series of maps graphically illustrates the importance of a spatial frame of reference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-352
Number of pages26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1985
Externally publishedYes


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  • Demography

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