Household-Level Relationships between Out-Migration and Monetization of Rice Harvest Labor In Nang Rong District, Thailand Public Deposited

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  • Hull, James
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
  • There is an ongoing paucity of attention from researchers to the consequences of migration for households in villages of origin. The relationship between migration and remittance behavior on the one hand and the monetization of rice harvest labor on the other are explored in the context of Nang Rong District, Northeast Thailand. Theoretical linkages between migration and use of paid labor are explored. Results demonstrate that the prevalence of wage labor use during the rice harvest doubled between 1994 and 2000 across the region, while reliance solely upon unpaid household labor fell substantially. Despite differences in growing conditions, macroeconomic conditions, household demographics and other phenomenon, a relationship between remittance behavior and use of paid labor was found in both time periods. Migration behavior by itself was related to paid labor use only when labor was scarce.
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  • Rindfuss, Ronald R.
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2006

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