The Effect of Internal Migrants on the Economic Lives of the Leftbehind Elderly in Vietnam

Published On: 2020-09-28 12:39:51

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Author: Tran Thi Truc and Dao Van Hung

Author Address: Academy of Policy and Development, Hanoi city, Vietnam and Nam An Khanh New Urban Area, An Thuong Hoai Duc, Hanoi, Vietnam

Keywords: Households, migration, remittances, VHLSS2012

JEL Codes: O15, J61


By analysing the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey in 2012 (VHLSS2012), which contained the data on remittances sent by the migrants to the households, the study discovered that internal migrants had a positive impact on poverty reduction and living conditions of the elderly left behind. Besides, the study also proved that the internal remittances made the income per capita distribution enlarge the inequality between the elderly household group receiving domestic remittances and the other groups. Although there were recently three consecutive surveys of 2014, 2016, and 2018, but these consisted of only the information on the migrant definition and had no precise details on remittance. 


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 3, 2020, 327-335
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS 
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Title Accepted
NAAS Score: 4.82