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The economic transition and migration of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta region

Huynh Truong, Huy (2011): The economic transition and migration of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta region. Published in: CAS Discussion Paper No. 78 (December 2011): pp. 1-22.

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Abstract

Relationship between economic transition and migration has long attracted increasing attention of both policy-makers and researchers. Migration is seen as a response of changes during the economic transition in a country, because labour is an important production factor in the market, in which labourers have a desire to move to a place of better working conditions rather than going to a disadvantaged conditions (De Haas, 2010; Todaro, 1980).In this paper I extend this discussion by examining how effects of economic transition on internal migration since the late 1980s. This idea aims at gaining a broader insight into the relationship between economic transition and migration during the renovation process

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