Nature and determinants of migration: Insights from NSSO data in three states of India

Authors

  • Ruchi Singh Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4419-5252
  • Uday Salunkhe Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
  • Vaishali Vivek Patil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v18i3.1040

Keywords:

Delhi, determinants, employment, maharashtra, male, migration, West Bengal

Abstract

The exodus of men is the most opted strategy adopted by rural households to diversify income and reduce risks associated with agriculture. Migration plays a very important role in reducing the liquidity and credit constraints of rural households in India. Data shows there are roughly 30 per cent internal migrants in the country. Despite the existence of studies on patterns and determinants of migration in various out-migrating states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala etc., literature on the same in States with high in-migration are scarce. This article makes an attempt to comprehensively look into patterns and determinants of in-migration in three states. We have used the unit level data on migration (NSSO 64th Round) and tabulated it with suitable statistical techniques. To have a better understanding of determinants of in-migration in the states of Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal, a binary logistic regression model have been employed. We found that the majority of male migrants in these states is from within the state and but from different districts. Another interesting finding is that determining factors for migration vary across states. Social group, education, age, monthly expenditure are significant factors in determining migration decisions.

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Author Biographies

Ruchi Singh, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

Dr Ruchi Singh is Assistant Professor of Rural Management & Research in Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai, India.

She holds a PhD from School of Economics, Central University of Hyderabad, India and M.Phil from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.

She did Economics honours in graduation and Masters in Economics from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh, India.

Uday Salunkhe, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

Group Director, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai

Vaishali Vivek Patil

Associate Dean-Research & Publications & Information Technology, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research,Mumbai

Published

2021-05-16

How to Cite

Singh, R., Salunkhe , U. ., & Vivek Patil, V. (2021). Nature and determinants of migration: Insights from NSSO data in three states of India. Migration Letters, 18(3), 261–280. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v18i3.1040

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