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Determinants of Internal Migration in Indonesia

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  • Hera Susanti
  • Arie Damayanti

    () (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia)

Abstract

We analyse the behavior of internal migration in Indonesia and estimate factors influenced the migrants’s decision to return. We adopt the international migration model to estimate the duration periods of the Indonesian internal migration. The characteristic variables are developed from the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) data within period of 1993-2007, while the control variables are using various regional data fron the National Statistical Bureau of Statistics. The main conclusion indicates that the return decision was mainly influenced by the opportunity to increase migrant welfares. Hence, migrants’s characteristic and education level proved to affect the duration. The migrants’s engagement to their family and community was remain strong, and even stronger if the status of the home region was rural area. The duration also tends to be longer after the implementation of regional autonomy.

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  • Hera Susanti & Arie Damayanti, 2015. "Determinants of Internal Migration in Indonesia," Working Papers in Economics and Business 201505, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia, revised Oct 2015.
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    Keywords

    Migration Duration; Internal Migration; Return Migration; Survival Analysis; IFLS;

    JEL classification:

    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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