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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
A balanced rural urban migration is a part of a logical flow of the spatial interactions that is imperative for the development process of societies. But the issue of uncontrolled rural urban migration is one of the main problems of third world countries, including Iran. This issue has various consequences for both origin and destination. This paper deals with the issue of permanent rural migration to metropolitan Tehran. In this study we assumed that there existed some relationships between the level of development in a village and the degree, intensity and direction of rural urban migration. This survey research has been carried out in 15 villages of Tehran province which has been selected using stratified sampling method. First we identified the level of development of selected villages, and then the relationship between the level of development of the villages and permanent migration of rural households to city were examined. The results showed that there existed a significant relationship between villagers’ migration to Tehran and the level of development of that village. The main reason for migration was economic factor, and occupational or income differences.