Rural-Urban Migration and Employment Quality: A Case Study from Thailand

Publication | April 2012

This study uses a panel database of rural households in Thailand collected from 2008-2010 to investigate the effects of rural-urban migration on economic development. One finding is that social protection policies for the rural poor in Thailand may be less effective for urban migrants. Another is that while migration increases income growth among rural households, it is less effective in reducing inequality and relative poverty in rural areas.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Conceptual Framework
  • Description of the Data
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
  • References