The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Informal Sector Migrants in Rural East Java- Indonesia




Income Change, Working Hours, Rural, Migrant, Informal Sector, COVID-19


Purpose: This research aims to find out impact of Covid-19 pandemic on migrant workers in the informal sector in rural areas


Theoretical framework: According to (Guadagno, 2020) the worst affected strata of the society from Covid-19 are informal migrant workers who are highly dependent on the existence of transactions in the market caused by social mobility. Sohel, (2021) founds that on the impact of Covid-19 on informal migrant workers in Bangladesh through a qualitative method found that a government program called Lockdown had an impact on sector migrant workers informal loss of income and employment during the program is run.


Design/methodology/approach: This research is a descriptive quantitative approach which the research was conducted by collecting data from a population sample and then analyzing by statistical methods used and then interpreted.


Findings: The results of this research indicated that the influence of each factor, income change, working hours, pre-employment cards and other work on not working due to the covid-19 pandemic have a significant effect towards migrant worker in the informal sector in rural areas.


Research, Practical & Social implications: This research may be used for the government to strengthen the quality of international labor policy in Indonesia.


Originality/value:  this research focuses on informal sector migrant workers who come from rural areas. This research is expected to be a reference for policymakers in determining policy directions to reduce the spread and risk of the Covid-19 pandemic while still paying attention to the welfare level of informal sector migrant workers in rural areas.


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How to Cite

Syafitri, W. ., Prestianawati, S. A. ., & Naldi , G. A. . (2022). The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Informal Sector Migrants in Rural East Java- Indonesia. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 7(4), e566.