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Urban Migration in Myanmar: An Analysis of Migration Patterns and Migrant Well-being


By Robert O'Connor

The rapid expansion of cities in Myanmar increases the importance of research on the well-being of urban residents. This discussion paper provides quantitative analysis of urban migration and the difficulties faced by urban migrants. The findings corroborate much of the existing research on urban migration in Myanmar, while challenging some of the existing narratives and demonstrating the value of utilizing different research methodologies to understand the complexities of urban migration and well-being.

Posted August 6, 2020
Related locations: Myanmar
Related programs: Good Governance
Related topics: Myanmar City Life Survey, Myanmar Governance Discussion Paper Series