Migration and Urban Transition in India
A Development Perspective
Migration has emerged as an important issue in contemporary global politics and in the discourse around human development. This book highlights the role of migration in socioeconomic development and its interdependence with urbanization, employment, labour and industry.
This volume identifies the challenges which migration and the subsequent dynamism in population and spatial parameters pose to land-use patterns, ecology, social politics and international relations. Through a study of migration patterns and trends in different parts of India, this collection analyzes the relationship of migration with social and occupational mobility, poverty and wealth indices, inequality, distribution of resources and demographic change. It also explores policy measures and frameworks which can bring migration into the fold of national development strategies.
Timely and comprehensive, the book underscores the importance of migration and urbanization, sustainability and inclusivity to economic growth and development. It will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of migration studies, political studies, sociology, urban studies, development studies and political sociology.
Table of Contents
Notes on the Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Migration, Urban Transition and Development R. B. Bhagat 2. The Contribution of Migration in Urbanization of India: Insights from the 2011 census data Gulshan Kumar and Reshmi R. S. 3. Comparing Urban Expansion and its Consequences in Delhi and Bangalore: A Geospatial approach Ankit Sikarwar and Aparajita Chattopadhyay 4. Access of Household Amenities and Assets in Urban India R. B. Bhagat, Sunil Sarode and Laxmikant Dwivedi 5. Measuring Wealth for Rural and Urban Areas at the District Level: A Methodological Case Study for Uttar Pradesh Dharmendra Pratap Singh and Rajesh Kumar Shastry 6. Temporary Labour Migration in India: Regional Pattern, Characteristics and Associated Factors Kunal Keshri and R. B. Bhagat 7. Child Work and Child Migration: A Case Study of Maharashtra Shalini Sen 8. Levels, Pattern and Determinants of Out-migration from Bihar Archana K. Roy, Reshmi R. S, Sunil Sarode, K. C. Das And R. B. Bhagat 9. Social and Economic Consequences of International Migration: A Study in Gujarat, India K. C. Das, R. B. Bhagat, Rajiva Prasad and T. K. Roy 10. Socio-Economic and Health Conditions of Nepali Migrants in Mumbai Sunil Sarode, Rajiva Prasad and Sarang Pedgaonkar 11. Barriers to Migration: What the Refugee Crisis, Brexit and the American Response Tells us S Irudaya Rajan and Nikhil Panicker 12. Trends and Patterns of Domestic Tourist Flow in India Rakesh Kumar and R. B. Bhagat 13. Intergenerational Occupational Mobility among Social and Demographic Groups in India Apyayee Sil and Preeti Dhillon. Index
R. B. Bhagat is Professor and Head at the Department of Migration and Urban Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India. He has worked as an expert and consultant in various projects under different ministries of the Government of India, UN Population Division, UNESCO, UNICEF and IOM. He was a member of the IUSSP Committee on Demography of Armed Conflict (2006–2010). He was a coordinating lead author of the Migration Chapter of Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), ICIMOD, Kathmandu. Over the last three decades, he has frequently published research works on migration and migrants’ rights, urbanization, urban policies and right to the city.
Archana K. Roy is Professor in the Department of Migration and Urban Studies at the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India. She has earned her degree from BHU in geography and from IIPS in population studies. She has been working in the areas of labour migration, left-behind families and migration of children and has published several research works.
Harihar Sahoo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Development Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India. His research interests include fertility, reproductive and child health, population and development. He has published several papers in national and international journals and edited volumes.