Nguyen, Viet Cuong and Pham, Minh Thai (2012): Are Migrants in Large Cities Underpaid? Evidence from Vietnam.
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This paper examine the difference in wages between migrants and non-migrants (native workers) in large cities in Vietnam. It is found that migrants receive substantially lower wages than non-migrants. The wage gap tends to be larger for older migrants. However, once observed demographic characteristics of workers are controlled, there is no difference in wages between migrants and non-migrants. The main difference in observed wages between migrants and non-migrants is explained by differences in age and education between migrants and non-migrants.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Are Migrants in Large Cities Underpaid? Evidence from Vietnam|
|Keywords:||Migration, underpaid, decomposition, household survey, Vietnam|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E24 - Employment ; Unemployment ; Wages ; Intergenerational Income Distribution ; Aggregate Human Capital ; Aggregate Labor Productivity
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources ; Human Development ; Income Distribution ; Migration
|Depositing User:||Cuong Nguyen Viet|
|Date Deposited:||20. Aug 2012 23:25|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 07:43|
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