Migrant Households and the Informal Sector

In a new article from the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic StudiesChris Manning and Devanto S. Pratomo looks the labor market outcomes for migrants and non-migrants, particularly if they end up in the informal sectors.  The link to the article is here, but requires access. Here are the findings from the abstract:

We find that long-term migrants (LTMs) tend to gravitate to the small-business sector and to jobs with regular wages, whereas recent and very recent migrants are more likely to work in the informal sector. Our findings on the labour-market outcomes of successive generations of migrants are less conclusive. While a larger proportion of LTM children than that of their parents work in the formal sector, the children of migrant heads of households are less likely than those of non-migrants to find formal-sector jobs. We also find that distortionary labour-market regulations appear to diminish the overall benefits of migration.


One response to “Migrant Households and the Informal Sector

  1. Buruh migran selalu menjadi objek…, semoga kedepannya mereka bisa menjadi subjek yang mandiri..

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