Migration | VOL. 11, ISSUE 69, November-December 2011 |


Migration involves spatial mobility of people from one well defined administrative unit be it village, town/city, district, state and country to another. However, movement within the same village or city is not migration; but simply relocation of residence. Also, people may move due to pilgrimage or pleasure trips, but that is not migration either, as these movements are purpose oriented with no intention of settling down in the new place. Broadly therefore, migration may be defined as a change of...

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