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This paper was conducted based on a field study of two border common small markets located in Sardasht and Piranshahr. Data gathering instruments were questionnaires and interviews, Along with observation techniques. Findings indicate that: Border common small markets have created new jobs directly and indirectly, although more from the latter type. Besides, they have had positive effect on job mobility. Establishment of border common small markets also has led to an increase in the household incomes of the region. Although these markets have not reversed the current growing rural migration trend, they have controlled informal economic sector. Furthermore, These markets have supplied goods in response to the demands of the other regions and provinces rather than the needs of the region's residents. Some welfare indicators related to nutrition, health, housing and the environment have rather been improved due to these markets. However, leisure time has been decreased. Although border common small markets have led slightly to increasing economic security, they have not influenced social security. The study concludes that because of the limited diffusion capacity, border common small markets can't help scattered villages in a short period of time.