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Land, Livelihoods and Remittances: A Political Ecology of Youth Out-migration Across the Lao-Thai Mekong Border

Barney, Keith


This article seeks to draw connections between a political ecology of global investment in resource sector development and a culturally informed understanding of rural out-migration across the Lao-Thai border. The author highlights how the departures of rural youth for wage labor in Thailand and the remittances they return to sending villages are becoming important for understanding agrarian transformations in Laos today. In the first section the author introduces the contemporary context of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2012.644887


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