Population growth and internal migration in Colombia
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Population growth and internal migration in Colombia

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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English


  • Migration, Internal -- Colombia,
  • Colombia -- Population -- Statistics

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] T. Paul Schultz.
Series[Rand Corporation. Research] memorandum, RM-5765-RC AID, Memorandum (Rand Corporation) -- RM-5765-RC AID.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 104 .
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13574037M

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Recently Colombia has experienced one of the world's most rapid population growth rates and an unprecedented migration from rural to urban areas. Rural/urban migration is largely explained in terms of the rates of population growth and current agricultural wage levels. If the causes remain constant in the next decade the rate of migration is likely to by: 4. Get this from a library! Population growth and internal migration in Colombia. [T Paul Schultz; Rand Corporation.]. Internal migration pattern at local level in Colombia: an approach from the and Colombia appears as one of the countries in Latin America that began soon deconcentration of population in rural areas (Kalmanovitz & Lopez, ). This, in part, was favored by the accelerated population growth, which between and drew to an. Despite negative net migration, Colombia’s population will continue to grow until According to current projections, Colombia’s population will peak in with million people. Following , the population will slowly decline for the rest of the century, going back down to million in

Internal migration is but one of the elements in the redistribution of population within a country, but for the United States it has been by all odds the most important. Long-distance migration is expensive as well as disruptive of family ties and associations. The role of internal migration in population redistribution was studied by Ravenstein, who explored the flows of lifetime migrants recorded in the and censuses of Great Britain and Ireland. He showed how internal migration from rural areas was essential to the growth of industrial cities and towns in Britain, where mortality was high. In , population increased in about 56 percent of all counties, and fell in the remaining 44 percent. However, of the 68 counties classified as ‘large central metro’ in the NCHS Urban-Rural Classification Scheme, fully 75 percent (51 counties) experienced population growth in , despite the fact that only 52 percent (35 counties) had positive net migration (domestic + international. The Impact of Migration on Population Change The population of any given area can only change through three processes: birth, death and migration. Health departments at the state and local levels keep fairly complete records of births and deaths, but information on gross migration flow—in or out—is practically non-existent.

The growing importance of migration internationally has moved the Colombian Government to take up the challenge of creating a public policy for Colombians living abroad; and today, the policy has been revived in the National Development Plan “Prosperity for all”. Thus the issue becomes a transverse support for other policies, to deal with the need to continue efforts to promote. Chart and table of Colombia population from to United Nations projections are also included through the year The current population of Colombia in is 50,,, a % increase from ; The population of Colombia in ,, a % increase from ; The population of Colombia in ,, a % increase from Chart and table of the Colombia net migration rate from to United Nations projections are also included through the year The current net migration rate for Colombia in is per population, a % decline from The net migration rate for Colombia in was per population, a % decline from Migration exacerbates these rural-urbanstructural imbalances in two major direct ways. First, on the supply side, internal migration dispro­ portionately increases the growth rate of urban job-seekers relative to urban population growth, which itself is at historically unprecedented levels, because of the high proportions of well-educated.