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The impacts of economic growth and governance on migration: evidence from Vietnam


Giang, LT and Nguyen, CV and Nguyen, HQ, The impacts of economic growth and governance on migration: evidence from Vietnam, The European Journal of Development Research pp. 1-35. ISSN 0957-8811 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1057/s41287-020-00262-3


We examine the effect of income level and governance quality on inter-province migration in Vietnam using a gravity model. Consistent with previous studies on migration, we find that people tend to move from low-income provinces to high-income ones. Among the income components, wage income is the most important in pushing and pulling migrants. Higher non-farm income also attracts more immigrants. The migration flow is also associated with the quality of governance and public administration. Low public services and administrative procedures tend to push people to emigrate, while better control of corruption and more transparency and accountability tend to pull immigrants.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:migration, economic structure, governance and public administration, gravity model, Vietnam
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public administration
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Economic growth
UTAS Author:Giang, LT (Associate Professor Long Giang)
ID Code:138702
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2020-04-22
Last Modified:2020-07-24

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