Circular Migration and Localized Urbanization in Rural India

Iyer, Soundarya (2017) Circular Migration and Localized Urbanization in Rural India. Environment and Urbanisation ASIA, 8 (1). pp. 105-119.

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Abstract: Internal migration is a major driving force for urbanization all over the world and is of concern in Asia due to its rising magnitude. Most studies on internal migration focus on the migrant in the process of migration and a large majority of studies are interested in understanding the conditions of the migrant at the destination for policy concerns. This article makes a case for studying the source of migration and the role that circular migration plays in processes of urbanization at the source of migration. This is particularly important in the context of the growing urbanization away from cities in India. Using the case of a dry land village in northeastern Karnataka, this article attempts to understand the role that circular migration for construction work to cities has in the process of localized urbanization in the village.
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Keywords: Circular migration, urbanization, dryland, Karnataka, India
Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Economics
Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 09:04
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1254

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