migration studies

Migration, Social Structures and Policy


Author: Ram Babu Bhagat, Head and Professor at International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai

Issue: Population (110)

Date: 1st June, 2018



Migration has been a historical process, shaping social structure, both caste and class
relations, patriarchy and family. It also plays an important role in present day
regionalism in India invoking the sentiments of ‘sons of the soil’. The impact of
migration on the social and political life of people is enormous. But these issues find
little place in research and the discourse on migration revolves around its economic
aspects and the impact on labour market dominate current literature.


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