Bibliometric Analysis of Farmers' Rural-Urban Migration Based on the Scopus Platform

Monira Khanam

Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh and Comilla Govt. College, Cumilla, Bangladesh.

A. K. M. Kanak Pervez *

Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

Md. Armanul Haque

Information Science & Library Management, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

Md. Mostafizur Rahman

Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

Md. Shahriar Kabir

Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Cities and metropolitan regions provide economic and social opportunities for individuals in today's globalized and rapid urbanization period. However, urbanization has led to unequal economic growth between rural and urban regions, promoting urban migration. Migration is a cross-cutting problem on the SDG 2030 agenda, presenting fresh difficulties at national and international levels. Rural-urban migration is a common phenomenon in developing countries. In many cases, rural farmers migrated and left their existing farming profession. Many people believe there are some positive effects, like improving food supply, schooling for kids, etc., and some adverse effects, like poor housing and unhygienic living environments in cities for the migrants. However, very few studies have been conducted in this aspect. Considering these, the present study showed a bibliometric study of farmers' rural-urban migration based on the Scupas platform. The study used both Biblioshiny and VOSviewer software. The bibliometric analysis of scholarly articles from 2013 to 2023 is presented in the article, including the analysis of 1,549 journals, books, and other publications, with 3,892 documents from the Scopus platform. Influential journals, such as "SUSTAINABILITY", "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH", and "PLOS ONE". Leading research countries are China and the USA. Active institutions in rural-urban migration include the University of Amsterdam, Beijing Normal University, Peking University, etc. Future research should consider data from different sources and integrate cross-border populations, as conceptual analysis based on keywords may provide a superficial interpretation.

Keywords: Agricultural extension, rural-urban migration, bibliometric analysis, rural development

How to Cite

Khanam, M., Pervez, A. K. M. K., Haque, M. A., Rahman, M. M., & Kabir, M. S. (2023). Bibliometric Analysis of Farmers’ Rural-Urban Migration Based on the Scopus Platform. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, 20(3), 93–103.


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