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The earnings and mental health of rural-urban migrants: empirical evidence from four Indonesian cities

PhD Seminar (Econ)


Rus’an Nasrudin


Hedley Bull Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road, ANU


Friday, 17 August, 2018 - 09:30 to 11:00

This paper investigates the economic assimilation of rural-urban migrants in Indonesia. I use cross-sectional, synthetic cohort, and panel data techniques. The estimates suggest that migrants do not experience earnings penalties subsequent to their arrival in urban areas. Instead, they have persistently higher earnings relative to urban natives. However, this is accompanied by a worsening mental health status due to a lack of social support.

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