This book looks at migration in contemporary society and its interrelations with development. It presents the complexities and dilemmas associated with migration, the changes in theoretical and historical perspectives on migration and development, and the role of policies and the sustainable development goals in this context.
The volume views migration as a phenomenon for advancing human development outcomes. It deals with wide-ranging issues including labour migration, the idea of decent work, migration and transnationalism, remittances, social networks and capital, and addressing poverty. The chapters highlight the focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its relevance on migrant rights, safeguarding livelihoods and health. They also offer insights into regional and international co-operation on policies for migration, social growth and protection, and citizenship. With comparative analyses of data, trends and development indicators as well as various case studies, this volume examines the impact of migration on international relations and politics, labour market outcomes, gender, youth and education among others. It also discusses the loss of lives and livelihoods due to the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on migration and the effects of the pandemic on the contemporary discussions on migration and SDGs.
Rich in empirical data, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of migration and diaspora studies, development studies, refugee studies, public policy and governance, international relations, political studies, political economy, sociology and South Asian Studies.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Contours of Migration and Development in the SDG Agenda 2. Migration and SDGs: Towards New Data Approaches 3. An Overview of Migration-Specific SDGs in the Indian Context and the Way forward on Target 10.7 4. SDG Implementation: A Policy Analysis of Internal Migration in India 5. Migration Governance and the Global Compact on Migration 6. Moving towards a Better Future: Education through Place making with Migrant Children 7. Young Migrant Women from South Asia in the UAE: Issues and Challenges 8. Young Bonded Labourers – from the lens of Migration and the SDGs 9. Recruitment Practices of Gulf Migrants in Telangana: A Boon or Bane? 10. Subcontracting and Construction Sector Labour Migration to Kerala: Challenges to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals on Decent Work 11. Potential Migration: A Case Study of Youth from Kerala. Epilogue. Index.
P. Sivakumar is Head at the Centre for Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Analysis (CMEIA) and Faculty and Head in Charge of the Department of Development Studies, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
S. Irudaya Rajan is Chairman of the International Institute of Migration and Development, India (IIMAD). Prior to this, he was Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Kerala, India.