Study of Rural–Urban Migration in Vietnam: The Survey

Part of the Population Economics book series (POPULATION)


This chapter first details the objective, survey design, and steps taken to ensure the quality of data of the Vietnam Rural–Urban Migration Survey 2013 (VRUMS2013). It discusses the challenges and solutions in collecting rural–urban migration data in Vietnam. It then uses the data to provide a broad picture of various aspects of rural–urban migrants’ lives in the major destination cities: their characteristics, employment, education, reasons for migrating, their children’s education and the difficulties they encounter, as well as the different types of social protection that are recognised as important to protect migrant workers and their families.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Department for Social IssuesCentral Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Ministry of Planning and InvestmentHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Department for Analysis and ForecastNational Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast (NCIF), Ministry of Planning and InvestmentHanoiVietnam
  3. 3.International and Development Economics, Crawford School of Public PolicyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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