Women, Work and Migration: Global Perspectives

The mobility of skilled labour has been part of transnational migratory movements since the 1960s. At that time skilled flows were primarily analysed in terms of brain drain, initially between First World countries and then from Third World countries to those in the First World. Although much of the literature saw the US as the […]

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The India Migration Report 2009

Traditionally the cost of ‘brain drain’ has been the financial loss of investment in education and the skill loss to the country when highly educated Indian workers migrated and settled abroad. Conversely, the primary benefits are seen to be the monetary remittances, the transfer of technology, and the return migration of those Indians further educated […]

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India’s Internal Migration

It has been believed for several decades now that migration in the Indian sub-continent has been historically low. Kingsley Davis in his 1951 work titled ‘The Population of India and Pakistan’, has attributed this to prevalence of caste system, joint families, traditional values, diversity of language and culture, lack of education and predominance of agriculture […]

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