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Rural to Urban Migration as a Household Decision: Experimental Evidences from the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

  • Huynh Truong Huy

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    (Center for Migration and Intercultural Studies, Antwerpen University, Belgium)

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    This paper reports the results of a survey from 148 households in the Mekong Delta regarding the household's decision of migration. Recent studies of migration indicated that a decision of migration for a certain person is not made individually by himself, but it is often made with impacts from other members in family. The logistic regression model is applied in this paper to examine the determinants of decision of migration to both migration and non-migration households. According to the descriptive measure, it is found that the decision of migration for a typical household is significantly associated with the factors, namely "push" and "pull" factors. Among those are lack of job and low wages in home village, landless, job opportunities, higher wages and links to relatives from urban areas. Furthermore, the result of the estimated model displays the household's migration decision is strongly positively associated with household size, housing status, landless, but negative to number of dependants, plot size and income from non-farming activity.

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    Paper provided by Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN), Vietnam in its series Working Papers with number 17.

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    Length: 15 pages
    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:dpc:wpaper:1709
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