Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Can Rural-Urban Migrants Escape from Poverty? Evidence from Four Indonesian Cities
Issue: Vol. 11, No 2, 2018
Published date: 06-2018 (print) / 06-2018 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Devanto Shasta Pratomo
Brawijaya University
Keywords: poverty, migration, rural-urban migrants
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-2/12
Index PUBMS: d906e198-cdea-11e8-92b1-901b0efa6e97
Language: English
Pages: 173-183 (11)
JEL classification: I32, J61, R23
Website: http://www.economics-sociology.eu/?584,en_can-rural-urban-migrants-escape-from-poverty-evidence-from-four-indonesian-cities
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Abstract

This study examines the probability of rural-urban migrants in Indonesia living under poverty at destination. The poverty levels is divided into three categories including poor households, near-poor households, and non-poor households, basing on the definition of Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics’s poverty lines using the expenditure approach. Using Rural-Urban Migration of Indonesia and China (RUMiCI) 2011 data, the findings show that migrants tend to be categorized as non-poor as compared to non-migrants. The important factors that help migrants to escape from poverty include education of household heads, the number of dependents, and previous working experience in the modern sectors.

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