Emigration, remittances and emerging family structure: findings from a household survey in eight selected villages in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India

Authors

  • Imtiyaz Ali IMS Health Information and Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. , New Delhi, India and Part time PhD Scholar at International Institute for Population Sciences,
  • Ram B. Bhagat International Institute for Population Sciences
  • Sabiha Mahboob IPE Global, New Delhi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/rr.v2i2.432

Keywords:

Emigration, international remittances, federated family, Uttar Pradesh

Abstract

Migration from India to the Gulf Countries has increased dramatically in recent years. Does it actually have an impact on the joint family structure? India has been known for prevailing type of joint/extended families. This paper aims to throw new evidences for introducing the concept of “federated family”. Using primary survey data collected from 328 rural emigrant households in eight villages from the district of Kushinagar in eastern Uttar Pradesh in India, this paper contributes to the debate of socio-economic development and impact of international remittances at migrants’ places of origin. It is the first study which addresses the concept of federated family in India. Federated family seems to be a joint family, where all its members stay under the same roof but use separate kitchens.

Author Biographies

Imtiyaz Ali, IMS Health Information and Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. , New Delhi, India and Part time PhD Scholar at International Institute for Population Sciences,

PhD Student and Consultant

Ram B. Bhagat, International Institute for Population Sciences

Professor and Head, Department of Migration and Urban Studies

Sabiha Mahboob, IPE Global, New Delhi

Monitoring and Evaluation Managere

Published

2017-10-27

How to Cite

Ali, I., Bhagat, R. B., & Mahboob, S. (2017). Emigration, remittances and emerging family structure: findings from a household survey in eight selected villages in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. Remittances Review, 2(2), 137-155. https://doi.org/10.33182/rr.v2i2.432

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