Socio-economic Factors

God’s Own Workforce: Unravelling Labour Migration to Kerala

Author : Benoy Peter, Vishnu Narendran | 2017
Published By: Centre for Migration and Inclusive Development, CMID

A qualitative inquiry was undertaken during 2016-2017 to provide insights into the profile of migrant labourers in Kerala, the sectors in which they are employed and the spatial distribution of these workers within the state. Two researchers with advanced degree in migration studies, and who speak at least four Indian languages including Tamil, Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam, travelled over 11,500, kilometres across 14 districts during the period from November 2016 to May 2017, collecting data from nearly 900 Key Informants. The data on source districts elicited by the researchers were analysed to understand the migration patterns. As part of data triangulation, one of the researchers also visited Murshidabad district in West Bengal which is one of the major sources of migration to Kerala.

URL : http://cmid.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Gods-Own-Workforce-CMID-Web.pdf

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