1st Edition

Researching Internal Migration

By S. Irudaya Rajan, R. B. Bhagat Copyright 2023
    172 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    172 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    172 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    Researching Internal Migration is a comprehensive guide for researchers and professionals to study internal migration in developing and underdeveloped economies.

    This book:

    • Explains key theoretical concepts related to migration

    • Guides students and researchers on how to design surveys and the utility of census data • Unravels the complexities of large data sets and their interpretation

    • Includes techniques for indirect measurement

    • Presents methodology for estimating remittances at the sub-national and national levels

    • Acquaints the impact of migration during emergency situations or pandemics like COVID-19

    • Offers perspectives and tools for evaluating the policy impact of migration

    Accessibly written, this book will be an essential theoretical and empirical guide for researchers in development studies, public policy, population studies, human geography and migration and diaspora studies.

    Foreword by K C Zachariah 1. Introduction 2. Basic Concepts and Migration Measures 3. Migration Theories: An Evaluation and Synthesis 4. Census Based Migration Data 5. Survey Data on Internal Migration 6. Indirect Measurement of Internal Migration 7. Consequences of Internal Migration 8. Return Migration 9. Migrants and Public Policies 10. Conclusion


    S. Irudaya Rajan is Chairman of the International Institute of Migration and Development (IIMAD), India, and chair of the KNOMAD (the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development) thematic working group on internal migration and urbanization, the World Bank, Washington. Dr Rajan is Founding Editor in Chief of Migration and Development (Taylor & Francis) and the editor of two Routledge series – the India Migration Report and the South Asia Migration Report.

    R. B. Bhagat is Professor and Head of the Department of Migration and Urban Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India. He is also the convenor of the South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM) – a knowledge hub established with the support from ILO, IOM and UN-Women. He also served as Chief Editor of Demography India – an official journal of the Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP).