Migration | VOL. 10, ISSUE 58, January-February 2010 |

India’s Internal Migration

It has been believed for several decades now that migration in the Indian sub-continent has been historically low. Kingsley Davis in his 1951 work titled ‘The Population of India and Pakistan’, has attributed this to prevalence of caste system, joint families, traditional values, diversity of language and culture, lack of education and predominance of agriculture and semi-feudal land relations. However, the rapid transformation of the economy, improvement in the levels of education, transport and communication facilities, shift of workforce from...

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