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Hazards and 'forced' migration in Bangladesh

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This paper deals with two basic assumptions about migration patterns in Bangladesh. First, it is commonly assumed that poverty and landlessness in rural Bangladesh lead to migration to and settlement in disaster-prone areas along the main rivers or in low-lying areas in the Bay of Bengal. Second, it is also commonly assumed that when people living in these areas experience loss of land, property and income opportunities due to natural disasters, they are forced to seek their livelihood and housing in urban areas. These two assumptions are discussed on the basis of data from a char in Jamuna river and a slum settlement in Dhaka.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Publication date: 06 September 2000

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