Destinations of Male Outmigration and their Drivers in Indian Sundarbans

Space and Culture, India

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Title Destinations of Male Outmigration and their Drivers in Indian Sundarbans
 
Creator Saha, Shatabdi
Goswami, Rupak
 
Subject Male out-migration
Choice of destination
Correspondence analysis
Sundarbans
Sociology
Rural Development
Human Geography
Social Work
 
Description Economic liberalisation has created opportunities for semi-skilled labours within and outside India. This study investigates the male out-migration from the Sundarbans region of India with special reference to the choice of their destinations. Following a mixed-method approach, we collected data through a questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews, and Participatory Rural Appraisal. Analyses revealed that migrants tended to travel to diverse inland and even to overseas destinations on a fixed condition, facilitated by pre-existing support networks. The decision on choosing a destination is regulated by several micro-level determinants such as migration chronology, education, and acquired skill, life cycle stage of the migrants, the expected amount of remittance, the reason for migration, and nature of the job at the destination. The destinations abroad are often preceded by migration to inland destinations leading to higher acquired skill and savings. Joint families, having the ability to support international travel and access to support networks, were more prone to reach international destinations.
 
Publisher Alliance for Community Capacity Building
 
Date 2020-06-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://spaceandculture.in/index.php/spaceandculture/article/view/601
10.20896/saci.v8i1.601
 
Source Space and Culture, India; Vol 8 No 1 (2020): Space and Culture, India; 111-142
2052-8396
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://spaceandculture.in/index.php/spaceandculture/article/view/601/396
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Shatabdi Saha, Rupak Goswami
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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