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The uncertainty and the generic nature of the migration determinants, combined with the subsequent lack of specific policies implemented to improve the economic conditions of the developing or underdeveloped countries, has generated the need to study these causes in detail. We use nationally representative data from Ethiopia’s 2015/16 Socioeconomic Survey (ESS) to examine the socioeconomic determinants of migration of this specific sub-Saharan country. By performing a logistic regression we drive the migration decision at household level. We also consider some of the observable trends on migration flows from this area of the world. Empirical results lend credence to the fact that in Ethiopia the decision to migrate is family based and that the probability to have a migrant in the household depends on households size as well as on some residence region.

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