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India Migration Report 2012

Global Financial Crisis, Migration and Remittances, 1st Edition

Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan

Routledge India

390 pages

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This volume is a collection of articles dealing with various dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis and its economic and social impact in terms of governance, emigration, remittances, return migration and re-integration.

The crisis, which had its origin in the United States in 2008, spread its economic effects on developed as well as developing countries. Some of these countries were able to recover in the short run while some are in the process of recovery, with continuous efforts by both national governments and international agencies. In this backdrop, is there any impact on the outflow of emigrants from the countries of origin and inflow of remittances to the countries of destination? The third volume in the annual series ‘India Migration Report’ answers the question through rigorous quantitative and qualitative analyses and fieldwork both in the Gulf region and South Asia, and concludes that both emigration and remittances are more resilient than expected. This report:

  • contains findings based on an extensive survey conducted in Kerala;
  • has additional evaluations based on other surveys and case studies conducted in different parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka to reflect on the consequences of the global crisis on the countries of origin, as well as a quick assessment and site visits to the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Malaysia;
  • includes essays that examine the linkages between emigration and remittances based on international data from the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, the International Organization of Migration, the United Nations and other organizations that closely deal with international migration.

It will be of interest to students and scholars of migration studies, sociology, law, economics, gender studies, diaspora studies, international relations and demography, apart from non-governmental organizations, policy-makers and government institutions working in the field of migration.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements 1. The Global Economic Crisis and Governance of Human Mobility Bimal Ghosh 2. Migration and Development Linkages Re-examined in the Context of the Global Economic Crisis S. Irudaya Rajan and B. A. Prakash 3. The Global Economic Crisis and Impact on Migration from South-Asian and South-East Asian Countries: What are the Lessons to be Learned? Vanessa Steinmayer 4. The Effect of the Global Economic Imbalance on Migrant Workers and Economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council Olga Marzovilla 5. The Financial Crisis in the Gulf and its Impact on South Asian Migration and Remittances S. Irudaya Rajan and D. Narayana 6. Dubai Model and the Impact of the Financial Crisis on South Asian Migrant Workers in the United Arab Emirates D. Narayana and Vinoj Abraham 7. Global Financial Crisis and Its Consequences on Migrants in Qatar: Macro and Micro Perspectives Hrushikesh Mallick and Udaya Shankar Mishra 8. Global Financial Crisis and the Migrant Labour Market: A Study of Kuwait K. Pushpangadan and M. Parameswaran 9. Low-Skilled Indian Construction Workers in the Gulf, Singapore and Malaysia: Return to India, Reintegration and Re-migration Auke Boere 10. Impact of the Global Recession on Migration and Remittances: The Kerala Experience K. C. Zachariah and S. Irudaya Rajan 11. Global Financial Crisis and Return of South Asian Gulf Migrants: Patterns and Determinants of their Integration to Local Labour Markets Vinoj Abraham and S. Irudaya Rajan 12. Inclusive Growth and Economic Crises: Labour Migration and Poverty in India Arjan de Haan 13. Food Inflation and Financial Crisis in India: Impact on Women and Children S. Mahendra Dev 14. Migration, Human Rights and Development S. Irudaya Rajan and Charles Nellari 15. Remittances and Financial Participation: A Household-Level Analysis in Kerala Deepa Iyer 16. International Labour Migration: Global Words, National Leads and Local Deeds S. Krishna Kumar 17. Broadening Exchanges and Changing Institutions: Multiple Sites of Economic Transnationalism S. Irudaya Rajan and V. J. Varghese

About the Editor

S. Irudaya Rajan is Chair Professor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs Research Unit on International Migration, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies