African Journal of Tropical Agriculture

African Journal of Tropical Agriculture ISSN 2375-091X Vol. 3 (5), pp. 156-162, May, 2015. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

A survey on the economic and demographic determinants of migration and receipt of remittances in rural Nigeria

Adesuwa T. Bola

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Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.

Email: T.bola@abuad.edu.ng

Accepted 30 April, 2015

Abstract

This study uses NLSS, 2004 data collected for rural Nigeria to estimate a multinomial logit model of the economic and demographic determinants of migration and receipt of remittances in rural Nigeria. Findings showed that most of the human capital variables are statistically insignificant. However, for internal remittances, households with more educated members at the secondary school level (X2), age of household head (X4), Number of males over age 15 (X7), zone 1, 2, 3 and 5, Land size (X11), are positive and significantly associated with internal migration receiving internal remittances. Likewise, for international remittances, households with more educated members at the university level (X3), age of household head (X4), and Land size (X11) are positive and significantly associated with receiving international remittances.

Key words: Migration, remittances, rural Nigeria, multinomial logit.