International migration and workers’ remittances have, of late, become a significant economic and social phenomena affecting the fortunes of millions of families in the developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Yet, the measurements and methods of analysis of their impact on the individuals, families, economy, and society have not received the attention they deserve.
A first-of-its-kind study of international migration, based on large-scale surveys across a span of 15 years of fieldwork, this book:
This handbook will be invaluable to scholars and students of migration studies, demography, development studies and sociology as well as policy-makers, administrators, academics, and non-governmental organisations in the field.
‘A profoundly rich manual for those who see the deepening of transnational ties shaped by international migration and interested in its measurement, causes and consequences.’ — R. B. Bhagat, Department of Migration and Urban Studies International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
‘Indisputably, this book is an authoritative treatise, which should be an invaluable resource for any researcher on migration.’ — ArumugamThavarajah, Former Director, Policy and Evaluation, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York
‘This volume is a long awaited and invaluable contribution to research methods in international migration.’ — P. M. Kulkarni, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
‘A significant contribution to our understanding and the study of international migration and development.’ — K. S. Seetharam, Former Adviser on Population and Development, United Nations, Bangkok
Foreword K. Srinivasan. Prologue. 1. Introduction 2. Basic Concepts and Definitions 3. CDS Kerala Migration Surveys 4. Sampling Methods Followed in Kerala Migration Surveys 5. Migration: Estimation and Basic Analysis 6. Remittances: Estimation and Basic Analysis 7. Migration and Human Resources 8. Economic Impact of Migration and Remittances 9. Return Migration 10. Migration and the Elderly 11. Emigration and Women 12. Migration and Children 13. Panel Data Analysis 14. Summary. Appendices. Bibliography