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Addressing Rural Youth Migration at its Root Causes: A Conceptual Framework


This document presents the conceptual framework for distress migration of rural youth. The framework focuses on the migration of rural youth (aged 15–24), who account for a large proportion of migrants and are a particularly vulnerable group. The framework comprises three sections:

  1. Analysis of the main factors determining the propensity of rural youth to migrate;
  2. Assessment of the likely impacts of distress migration of rural youth in terms of rural development for local areas of origin;
  3. Illustration of the most promising policies and programmes to reduce distress migration of rural youth and maximize its developmental benefits for the communities of origin.
Published: 2016
Publisher: FAO
Geography: Global