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Labour Migration From (and in) Bihar: Continuities and Change

Author : Indrajit Roy | 2016
Published By: International Growth Centre

Bihar is one of India’s most impoverished States (over 40% of its population lives below the national poverty line). People in the State usually find employment as agricultural labourers, although some among them might own tiny parcels of agricultural land. A number of studies have suggested that people from the rural areas of the State migrate to rural areas of prosperous States in Punjab and Haryana. Migration from the State has typically followed a ‘rural-rural’ trajectory, challenging the prediction that India will inexorably ‘urbanise’.

URL : http://www.theigc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Roy-2016-Working-paper.pdf

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