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The economic transition and migration of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta region


  • Huynh Truong, Huy


Relationship between economic transition and migration has long attracted increasing attention of both policy-makers and researchers. Migration is seen as a response of changes during the economic transition in a country, because labour is an important production factor in the market, in which labourers have a desire to move to a place of better working conditions rather than going to a disadvantaged conditions (De Haas, 2010; Todaro, 1980).In this paper I extend this discussion by examining how effects of economic transition on internal migration since the late 1980s. This idea aims at gaining a broader insight into the relationship between economic transition and migration during the renovation process

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  • Huynh Truong, Huy, 2011. "The economic transition and migration of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta region," MPRA Paper 36387, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36387

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    1. Rives, Janet M. & Heaney, Michael T., 1995. "Infrastructure and Local Economic Development," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 25(1).
    2. Moock, Peter R. & Patrinos, Harry Anthony & Venkataraman, Meera, 2003. "Education and earnings in a transition economy: the case of Vietnam," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 503-510, October.
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    Economic transition; migration;

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    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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