Migration Patterns

Factors in Internal Labour Migration in India

Author : Naresh Malhotra | 2015
Published By: ENVISION

The present paper intends to examine the push and pull factors which motivate workers to migrate to Punjab from other states. The paper is based on primary data collected from migrant textiles and brick-kiln workers. Factor analysis was carried out to find out different motivational aspects. Better Employment Opportunities, Fulfillment of Self Aspirations, Better Living Conditions are the pull factors and Lack of Development, Social Tensions and Unviable Land Holdings are the push factors found by the study. The study recommends that labour department of the State of Punjab should take steps to rationalise the collection, compilation, maintenance and dissemination of labour statistics. Further, there is a need to improve the educational level of the migrant workers and they should be provided proper housing and sanitation facilities.

URL : http://acfa.apeejay.edu/docs/volumes/envision-2015/envision-vol-9-paper-05.pdf

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