Date of Award


Degree Name



College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Ahmed Khalili

Second Advisor

Kenneth Ambrose

Third Advisor

Leonard J. Deutsch


This research is a step toward understanding the nature of the relationship between population movement and the level of modernization in Indonesia as that country continues with its development program all across the provinces. From the Intercensal Population Survey 1995, migration and seven modernization indicators of the 27 provinces were explored. The results of the findings indicated there was a correlation between modernization and migration although the outcomes vary from one variable to another. In combining those seven variables to one modernization variable, the relationship was weak but positive. The study shows the uniqueness of Indonesian migration because it is not simply voluntary but there is also government involvement in the form of transmigration programs. Government transmigration programs affect the relationship between migration and modernization.


Migration, Internal – Indonesia.

Indonesia – Population – Economic aspects.