Journal of
Economics and International Finance

  • Abbreviation: J. Econ. Int. Finance
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9812
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEIF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 347

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative migration studies of Burmese, Cambodian and Laotian migrants in Thailand: Multivariate approach

Thitiwan Sricharoen
  • Thitiwan Sricharoen
  • Department of Ecoomics, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Sriracha Campus, Chonburi, Thailand.
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  •  Received: 03 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 21 November 2019
  •  Published: 31 December 2019


The paper outlines main economics factors determining migrant workers to Thailand, and the comparative studies between migrants, that are Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. This research is quantitative in nature using logistic regression analysis. The results indicate demand on migration of Burmese migrants’ relevance to four factors, two related to personal factors (employment and past income) and two related to country of origin (poverty and opportunity of career at home). While it reaches to five factors which correlate to the demand on migration of Cambodian migrants separating in three components, that are, personal factor (educational level), country of origin factors (difficulties of finding work and welfare at home country), and destination factors (non-farm employment and opportunity to get work). Finally, only the personal factor plays an important role on the demand on migration of Laotian people. These are the status of marriage, employment, attitude, having own house and number of family member in destination.


Key words: International migration, Burmese, Cambodian, and Laotian migrants, migration motives.