Migration Duration and Migration Outcomes

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This chapter uses the 2013 Vietnam Rural–Urban Migration Survey to study the factors associated with duration of migration and how migration duration may relate to migration outcomes. Our models show that an increase in the migration duration is closely related to migrants’ age, education and parental socioeconomic status. We additionally find that migrants with longer migration duration have better labour market outcomes as measured by a greater probability of working or higher family incomes. Migration duration, however, is not statistically significantly associated with migrants’ life satisfaction.



Comments and suggestions on a previous version of the paper from Cahit Guven, Amy Liu, Xin Meng, and participants at the Vietnam Rural–Urban Migration Survey (VRUMS) Conference are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin Business SchoolCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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