Rural-Urban Migration and Employment Quality: A Case Study from Thailand
This study finds that social protection policies for Thailand's rural poor may be less effective for urban migrants, and urban migration is less effective in reducing inequality and relative povelrty in the rural areas.
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.
- Conceptual Framework
- Description of the Data
- Results and Discussion
- Conclusions and Policy Recommendations