Domestic and International Migration in Myanmar: Determinants and Consequences

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December 4, 2017 - Author: , , Sithu Kyaw, and Eaindra Theint Thu

Domestic and International Migration in Myanmar: Determinants and Consequences
Mateusz Filipski, Ben Belton, Sithu Kyaw, and Eaindra Theint Thu

Agrifood XXIV conference
Bandung, Indonesia, December 3-5, 2017

RESULTS
Large migration flows:

All income levels, all genders
Internationally and nationally
Rural-urban and rural-rural

CONSEQUENCES

It creates labor shortages and pushes up rural wages
Farms are mechanizing to compensate
Remittances are fueling rural consumption and construction
Caveat: we only studied three areas, not nationally representative

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