Migrating out of Poverty (MOOP)

31 October 2013 | admin
Project At Glance
Country Indonesia
Region Sampung Sub-district of Ponorogo Regency, East Java
Name of Client National University of Singapore (NUS)
Address Asia Research Institute-NUS Bukit Timah Campus  469A Tower Block  #10-01 Bukit Timah Road,  Singapore 259 770
Duration of Assignment 7 months
Start Date April 2013
Completion Date October 2013
Prinsipal Investigator Dr. Sukamdi, M.Sc.
Principal Investigator (Not on the list)
Research Team Dr. Agus Joko Pitoyo, M.A., Sri Purwatiningsih, S.Si., M.Kes.
Research Team (not on the list)
Profiles of Professional Staff Provided by The Center Demography Specialist, Migration Specialist

Migrating out of Poverty (MOOP) is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development. It focuses on the relationship between internal and regional migration and poverty and is located in six regions across Asia, Africa, and Europe. The RPC is co-ordinated by the University of Sussex, and aims to maximize the poverty reducing and developmental impacts of migration and minimize the cost and risks of migration for poor people. This year, MOOP conducted a comparative study in five countries, including Indonesia. As one of the main partners of MOOP, the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS) then took CPPS-GMU as in-country collaborator to conduct a survey in Indonesia. The survey was conducted in Sampung Sub-district of Ponorogo Regency, East Java as one of main origins area for international labour migrants. This research employs multi-method, quantitative and qualitative approaches. For quantitative, survey method was applied. The survey involved 1,200 households consists of households having at least one of the member migrating abroad for work. This collected very rich data including, socioeconomic characteristics of the households, the effect of migration on young women, and the influence of rural-urban migration on poverty. In addition to the survey, this research also use field research method in order to have more understanding on the relation between migration and poverty.

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