India Migration Report 2020 examines how migration surveys operate to collect, analyse and bring to life socio-economic issues in social science research.
With a focus on the strategies and the importance of information collected by Kerala Migration Surveys since 1998, the volume:
- Explores the effect of male migration on women left behind; attitudes of male migrants within households; the role of transnational migration and it effect on attitudes towards women;
- Investigates consumption of remittances and their utilization; asset accumulation and changing economic statuses of households; financial inclusion of migrants and migration strategies during times of crises like the Kerala floods of 2018;
- Highlights the twenty-year experience of the Kerala Migration Surveys, how its model has been adapted in various states and led to the proposed large-scale India Migration Survey; and
- Explores issues of migration politics and governance, as well as return migration strategies of other countries to provide a roadmap for India.
The volume will be of interest to scholars and researchers of development studies, economics, demography, sociology and social anthropology, and migration and diaspora studies.
Table of Contents
1. Large Scale Migration Surveys: Replication of Kerala Model of Migration Surveys to India Migration Survey 2024
S. Irudaya Rajan, K. C. Zachariah and Ashwin Kumar
2. Keeping up with Kerala’s Joneses
3. Remittances, Health Expenditure and Demand for Health Care Services
C. Valatheeswaran and M. Imran Khan
4. Remittances and Asset Accumulation among the left behind Households
5. Impact of Male Migrants, and their return, on Women Left-Behind: The Case of Kerala, India
Jurany Ramirez Gallego, S. Irudaya Rajan and Arjun Bedi
6. Socio-Economic Dynamics of Gulf Migration: A Panel Data Analysis
7. Why do Migrants Transfer Money? Motivations of Remittance from Emigrants
Arya Rachel Thomas and Archana K. Roy
8. Reintegration and Future Plans of Return Migrants
Afsal K. and Reshimi R. S.
9. Emigration and its Effect on the Labour Force Participation of Women in the Left-behind Household
Roshan R. Menon and R. B. Bhagat
10. Transnational Migration and Gender Attitudes: An Exploratory Analysis
S. Irudaya Rajan, Ginu Zacharia Oommen, George Joseph, Syed Usman Javaid, Jennifer Solotaroff and Luis Alberto Andres
11. Labour Migration: Decision to Migrate and Choice of Destination
12. Keralan in Circulation: Field Observations from Kerala and Dubai
Kellee S. Tsai
13. The Alcohol Paradox: Revisiting the Kerala Model of Development
Ajit Dayanandan, M. Rajesh and George Joseph
14. Financial cost of international migration from South India: What does data spanning three decades tell us?
15. Exploitative or ethical? Understanding the labour recruitment practices in the 21st century from Kerala
C. S. Akhil and S. Irudaya Rajan
16. Remittances and Overseas Migrants Economic Shocks: Evidence from Kerala’s Recipient Households after 2008 global crisis
17. Cultural Production of Narratives as Counter-Archives in Kerala Gulf Migration Studies
18. Migration and Asset Accumulation in South India: Comparing Gains to Internal and International Migration from Kerala
19. Tracing the changing Economic Status of Kerala households: The KMS Experience
Udaya S. Mishra and S. Irudaya Rajan
20. The Janus-faced dilemma of Migration as Adaptation: The Impact of Rapid-onset Floods on Labour Migration in Kerala, 2018
21. Climate Change, Migration and Development: The Aftermath of the 2018 Floods in Kerala
S. Irudaya Rajan, Stephen Taylor and Aneeta Shajan
22. Impact of Migration on Financial Inclusion and Local Financial System
23. International Migration and Global Diplomacy
Alwyn Didar Singh
24. Emigration Governance in India
T. K. Manoj Kumar and M. C. Luther
25. Empowerment of Female Return Migrant Initiatives in Indonesia: Lessons for India
Muna Yastuti Madrah, Wahyu Arif Raharjo, Ummu Syafiqah Azlan, Firman Budianto, Arokkiaraj Heller, and Antonius Maria Indrianto
S. Irudaya Rajan is Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. With more than three decades of research experience in Kerala, he has coordinated eight major migration surveys (1998, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018) in Kerala (with Professor K.C. Zachariah), led the migration surveys in Goa (2008), Punjab (2011) and Tamil Nadu (2015), and provided technical support to the Gujarat Migration Survey (2010). He has published extensively in national and international journals on demographic, social, economic, political and psychological implications of international migration. Professor Rajan is currently engaged in several projects on international migration with the New York University, UAE Exchange Centre, India Centre for Migration of the Ministry of External Affairs and World Bank. He worked closely with the erstwhile Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, government of India; Department of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (NORKA), government of Kerala and Kerala State Planning Board. He is currently co-chairing the working group on NORKA for the thirteenth five-year plan (2017–2022) of Kerala State Planning Board, government of Kerala, and is initiating the Kerala Migration Survey 2021, funded by the Department of NORKA, government of Kerala. He is Editor of the two Routledge series, India Migration Report (annual) since 2010 and South Asia Migration Report (biennial), and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Migration and Development. Currently, he is the Chair of the KNOMAD (The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development, World Bank) working group on internal migration and urbanization. He is one of the expert committee members to advise the government of Kerala on COVID-19.