Internal Migration and its impact on Regional Development in India: An Empirical Evidence

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Sarbeswar Padhan


This paper is an attempt to understand the issues of internal migration and its impact on regional development in India. The NSS data 1999-00 and 2007-08 reveals that internal migration patterns depict the heavy concentration of the migrants from lower socio-economic strata for livelihood. Using Binary Logistic regression model for migration, it is also found that those who are belonging to the socially and economically lower strata have higher probability of moving for livelihood and vice versa. The paper also looks at the impact of migration through various uses of remittances in the country. This study helps in formulating policy for a balanced regional development through migration for all social and economic groups including gender.

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