The Analysis of Factors Affecting Labour Migration from Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia to Thailand Using Panel Data Analysis.

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Utis Bhongchirawattana


In this study, I have analyzed the determinants of the immigrant from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia migrated into Thailand during 2001-2010. This study developed a model of Hatton (1995) to analyze the panel data. In addition to the differences of economic between countries, I also included a number of other determinants that may drive the migration from those countries e.g. migrant stock, the distance between two countries and migrant worker policy. The result showed that the migrant stock which reflects the existence of immigrant network, was strong and had positive effect for the migrants from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. A gap of income had a positive effect on net migration rate, while migrant workers policy in Thailand was the main determinant of the net migration rate from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.



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Utis Bhongchirawattana

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