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TVSEP - Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel

Welcome to the homepage of the research project 'Poverty dynamics and sustainable development: A long-term panel project in Thailand and Vietnam, 2015 - 2024', financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (Website).

The panel project uses the outcomes of DFG FOR 756 as a starting point. By continuing the panel database and by extending the survey, the project, in cooperation with selected research partners worldwide, enables and carries out research on long-term welfare dynamics, rural-urban migration, agricultural transformation and intergenerational aspects of households as well as on the long-term impacts of development interventions (read more).


Migrant Tracking Survey 2018 completed

After the first migrant tracking survey in 2010, TVSEP has carried out this survey again from July to September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City in Vietnam. Migrants were interviewed by trained enumerators at their home or work place using a tablet based questionnaire.

In Vietnam, 372 out of a total 692 migrants were interviewed which is equivalent to a response rate of over 50 %. In Greater Bangkok, the response rate was lower with 388 successful interviews out of a list of   998 migrants. The survey showed that tracking rural migrants is increasingly difficult in big cities due to a challenging work environment, severe transportation and time constraints and high mobility of respondents.

The migrants interviewed, are those reported in the 2017 wave of the TVSEP rural household survey. The migrant questionnaire focused on migration history, job history, housing conditions, shocks, remittances, expenditures, and wealth. It also included questions on personality traits (the Big Five) and ICT knowledge and use.

The data from the 2018 Migrant Survey is now available. In the following, a summary of some initial results is provided, so that researchers interested in using the data can get a first overview.

Data are now available for external users. If you are interested in using the data, please send an e-mail to: lippeifgb.uni-hannover.de

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In Memory of Professor Dr. Andreas Wagener

We hereby want to inform all our TVSEP partners and friends about the death of Professor Andreas Wagener who passed away unexpectedly during the night of 29 January, 2019. Professor Wagener has been a member of the TVSEP Project Management Team since the start of the project in 2015. He was also a principal investigator in the TVSEP predecessor project, the DFG FOR 756, since 2010.

We are extremely sad. Andreas has been such a wonderful colleague and friend. He has always been of great support to the project, contributing with his research and his advice especially to the TVSEP group in Thailand. We will never forget Andreas with his friendly and open style and his constant motivation and encouragement for all of us. He will continue to live in our hearts and minds.

The TVSEP Team