Rural-Urban Migration in China and Indonesia: Patterns, Consequences and Policy Intervention

    Project Details


    The aim of this project is to gain understanding of the comparative urbanization process in China and Indonesia. Combining existing cross-sections and new panel data sets, we will map the difference in outcomes between the very controlled rural-urban migration process in China with the relatively unrestricted policies in Indonesia. We will investigate income mobility of migrants and their families, the long-term impact of migration on the health and human capital of the children of migrants, and the extent and channels through which migrant families assimilate in cities. We will evaluate specific policies undertaken in Chinese and Indonesian cities to manage the inflow of rural migrants
    Effective start/end date3/11/0631/12/12


    • Australian National University (ANU): A$2,150,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$2,147,500.00
    • Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, AusAID: A$1,953,304.00


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