This brief is based on a report, “Impacts of Migration on Households in the Dry Zone, Myanmar”, which examines recent migration during the last five years. The focus is on migrants who moved beyond township for at least one year. The findings from a survey carried out by Myanmar Survey Research in 700 households across two townships in Mandalay Region (Myingyan and Tuangtha) and two townships in Magway Region (Pakkoku and Yesagyo) were analysed.
The study also examines the impacts of on households and populations remaining in the Dry Zone areas of central Myanmar from where the migrants originate. The benefits and disadvantages associated with migration were presented, including the effects on young children and older people.