Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197460
Authors: 
Wah, Saw Htay
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Development and Migration [ISSN:] 2520-1786 [Volume:] 8 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-23
Abstract: 
I conducted an audit study in Yangon, Myanmar, to examine the effects of foreign labor market experience on employment outcomes in the Myanmar labor market focusing on three skilled occupation groups-software developer, accountant, and engineer-which combined account for more than 80% of all professional and technical job openings. I find heterogeneous effects by employer type (local, foreigner), occupation (software developer, accountant, engineer), and foreign country where such experience was accumulated (Singapore, Malaysia). In particular, I find a large and significant effect for software developers who accumulated experience in Singapore and no significant effect for the same experience accumulated in Malaysia; the Singapore effect is mainly due to foreign employers operating in Myanmar. In contrast, I find no significant effects of foreign experience for accountants and engineers. This is true for both the Singapore and Malaysia experiences, as well as for local and foreign employers.
Subjects: 
Return migration
Burma
JEL: 
O15
J01
F22
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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