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Push and pull forces and migration in Vietnam

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  • Huynh Truong, Huy
  • Walter, Nonneman

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This paper adopts the push and pull model of migration to explain inter-provincial migration flows across 63 provinces or cities of Vietnam in the period 2004-2009. We used a solution to a quadratic cost migration problem by combining the total number of in and out-migration of various provinces and inverse distances between provinces that aims at calculating the push and pull factors of each province. The result confirms the hypothesis that push factors correlate well with total out flows of provinces and pull factors with total inflows of provinces. In addition, it is found that pull and push factors are explained rather well by population size and income, but not so by urbanization and poverty

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39559.

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Keywords: push factors; pull factors; migration; distance;

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