Are Migrants in Large Cities Underpaid? Evidence from Vietnam
AbstractThis paper examine the difference in wages between migrants and non-migrants (native workers) in large cities in Vietnam. It is found that migrants receive substantially lower wages than non-migrants. The wage gap tends to be larger for older migrants. However, once observed demographic characteristics of workers are controlled, there is no difference in wages between migrants and non-migrants. The main difference in observed wages between migrants and non-migrants is explained by differences in age and education between migrants and non-migrants.
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Date of creation: 16 May 2012
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Migration; underpaid; decomposition; household survey; Vietnam;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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- NEP-ALL-2012-09-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2012-09-03 (Development)
- NEP-LAB-2012-09-03 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2012-09-03 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-MAC-2012-09-03 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-MIG-2012-09-03 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SEA-2012-09-03 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2012-09-03 (Transition Economics)
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