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Labour in the East Africa Protectorate, 1895-1918.

Author: Clayton, Antony H L

Awarding University: University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Level : PhD

Year: 1971

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ; Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library ;

Subject Terms: Labour economics ; East Africa Protectorate ;

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Wage and foreign investment effects on employment in the East African industrial sector : special reference to Kenya, 1954-1968.

Author: Senga, William Maundu

Awarding University: Claremont Graduate University, USA

Level : PhD

Year: 1971

Holding Libraries: Kenyatta University Moi Library ; University Microfilms International ;

Subject Terms: Industry/East Africa/Employment/Labour economics/Foreign investment/Wages and salaries/ ;

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Agricultural labor markets in Kenya.

Author: Posner, Robert

Awarding University: University of Michigan, USA

Level : PhD

Year: 1971

Holding Libraries: Kenyatta University Moi Library ; University Microfilms International ;

Subject Terms: Agricultural economics/Labour economics/ ;

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Labour migration into urban centers and urban unemployment in Kenya.

Author: Rempel, Henry

Awarding University: University of Wisconsin, USA

Level : PhD

Year: 1971

Holding Libraries: Kenyatta University Moi Library ; University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ; University Microfilms International ;

Subject Terms: Labour economics/Rural urban migration/Unemployment/ ;

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This dissertation represents another of a growing number of case studies of internal labor migration in less developed countries. As in other studies of this type, a central concern is to explain why some men choose to migrate while others choose to remain in their present location. In contrast to most other studies of this type, the scope of this thesis is restricted to in-migration into urban centers within Kenya. Furthermore, rather than relying primarily on census data, original data on migration flows and income levels were generated through the use of a survey. Also, an explicit attempt is made to test some of those more recent migration theories which seek to incorporate urban unemployment as an integral part of the explanation of the rural urban migration process. The approach to the subject is basically in the human capital tradition, seeking to explain migration on the basis of the expected costs and benefits to be derived from a spatial move. Although emphasis is placed on the expected costs versus the expected benefits to migration, some consideration is given to the push versus the pull aspects of migration and to the formulation of the selection process which determines who migrates and who chooses to remain. Throughout, primary consideration is given to the economic determinants of migration although some non-economic factors are considered as well. The empirical work is based primarily on a survey of 1,444 men who were resident in one of Kenya's eight largest urban counters at the time of the survey and who had migrated there during the period of 1964 to 1968. The nature of the questionnaire used in the survey enables two complementary approaches to the subject. The one approach is in the form of regression analysis based on the migration and income histories of the migrants involved in the survey. In addition, the questionnaire contained a variety of questions designed to gain the migrants opinions on why he moved, how long he intended to stay, and what he thought of life and work in urban centers. An analysis of these responses is presented along with the regression results. A case study of this type could have been carried out in any one of a number of countries. Kenya proved to be suitable in the sense that rapid urbanization based on urban in-migration was taking place under the conditions of a rural urban wage differential and rather widespread urban unemployment. Furthermore, the Government of the Republic of Kenya granted permission for the study and provided the co-operation necessary for the success of the project.

Politics in emergent trade unions : Kenya, 1952-1970.

Author: Sandbrook, K R J

Awarding University: University of Sussex, England

Level : PhD

Year: 1970

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Labour economics/Labour unions/ ;

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Migratory labour patterns as a factor in the economic growth and development of Kenya.

Author: Thornborrow, John Stephen

Awarding University: Northwestern University, USA

Level : MA

Year: 1964

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Labour economics/Migrant workers/ ;

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The African labour movement in Kenya.

Author: Evans, Gill Cofer

Awarding University: Columbia University, USA

Level : MA

Year: 1961

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Labour economics ; African history ;

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