Factors Influencing the Prosperity of Migrants in Indonesia


  • Nufi Alabshar, Sri Rum Giyarsih, Agus Joko Pitoyo


Migration, although claimed as a survival strategy that offers chances of welfare improvement, is not necessarily equal to achieving a better quality of life in the destination place due to many underlying factors. This research was designed to analyze these factors by drawing on the secondary data extracted from the 2015 Inter-Census Population Survey (IPS) in Indonesia. The methods employed for data processing and analysis were cross-tabulation and binary logistic regression. The results showed that the prosperity of migrants was dependent on age, sex, education, marital status, length of the stay, employment status, and regional classification. Among these variables, the regional category was found to contribute the most. Migrants residing in urban areas tend to prosper more than the ones in rural areas.