Table 7 : Percentage distribution of migrants by sex and reasons for migration, 1994 and 1997
 

Reasons for migration

1994

1997

Women

Men

Women

Men

Economic Reason

25.1

33.3

20.3

29.3

Seeking work

13.9

15.9

12.5

15.1

More income

6.7

9.2

4.7

7.2

Job assignment

4.5

8.2

3.1

7.0

Education Reason

21.4

10.5

6.9

6.3

Family Reason

45.5

48.1

64.2

54.8

Follow family

26.5

22.0

47.3

27.5

Returning home

19.0

26.1

14.6

25.9

Look after/Take care

-

-

2.3

1.4

Residence

6.5

7.3

7.3

8.3

Others

0.9

0.4

1.2

1.2

Unknown

0.6

0.4

0.1

0.1

 
Source : NSO; Migration Survey, 1994 and 1997.