Ndoen, Marthen L. Gorter, Cees Nijkamp, Peter Rietveld, Piet
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Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 00-081/3
The outer islands in Indonesia are often seen as the main source of migrants to the island of Java, whileonly a few studies look the other way round. This paper attempts to address factors that play a key role inthe migrants’ propensity to stay in East Nusa Tenggara. There are six socio-economic factors used in thisstudy. It appears that access to the market in the current region is the most important variable to keep themigrants in this region.