Dividents and divisions: A study of Socioeconomic and Political Impacts of Migration in Kachin State, Myanmar

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This study seeks to understand and examine migration patterns from different parts of Myanmar into Kachin State, and the possible impact these have on the local political and social economy. This is social action research which attempts to uncover push and pull factors that influence immigrants, the perspective of native people on the immigrants, and the factors that drive people to migrate to Kachin State. The study focuses on the period after 1994, the year in which the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Myanmar Government signed a ceasefire agreement, after which a significant migration into Kachin State from lower part of Myanmar began, due to the commencement of development and aid activity, and the opening of borders.

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