Migration and Upward Mobility in the Labour Market: The Case of Kerala

In this age of globalisation, there is a rapid movement of workers within (internal migration) and outside (international migration) countries to broaden and diversify their sources of livelihood and improve their well-being. It is estimated that more than 247 million people have migrated outside their country of birth in 2013 (Ratha 2016). This movement is […]

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Gender and Skilled Migration: Women in the Indian Tech Sector

The increasing presence of women in historically male dominated computing labour market has made it a global success story. Even more worthy of applaud, as the Women and IT Scorecard—India 2018 (Raghuram et al. 2018) shows, is that the Indian tech sector has attained critical mass of women at 35 per cent of the total […]

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Trans-South Asian Diaspora Philanthropy: A Driver for GCM?

Continuously increasing international migration of labour—ranging from the highly educated to low and medium skilled workers, comprising families, students and now growing numbers of refugees—marks the current global universe of human mobility. In September 2019, the most recent global migrant stock has been estimated at 272 million, up from 258 million in 2017 and 221 […]

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Climate Instability and Labour Migration in India

Climate instability has emerged as one of the major threats to the ongoing efforts of the Indian government in achieving the targets set under various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Keeping the labour and employment in the center of the development policy, climate instability has been recognised as a new challenge which affects the progress made […]

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Migration Paradox: Misrepresentation of Duration in Census Data

The percentage of migrant population in India has gone up from 30.1 per cent in 2001 to 37.64 per cent in 2011 as per the recently released data from Population Census (Fig. 1). The growth rate of migrants has jumped from 35 per cent during 1991-01 to 45 percent during 2001-11.The rise is noted both […]

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Populous Areas of the World | A study of migration and misery

Population is a more serious issue than generally construed. The managing of populations can become a serious inflection point as can be seen building up in the recent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Frequently, discrimination against communities have been placed in religious and ethnic terms, which can be site-specific. However, Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at […]

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Regional pattern of temporary labour migration in India

Regional pattern of temporary labour migration in India

Being a spatial phenomenon, the major contribution in migration research has been made by geographers rather than by demographers. Most of internal migrations are labour centric with a significant proportion migrating on a temporary basis. Research suggests that temporary labour migration plays an important role in household survival and is used as an income diversification […]

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