Feminisation of Immigration in India

Rabiul Ansary, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Bhaswati Das, Jawaharlal Nehru University

In the contemporary world where world became a globalized village or city, female migration is becoming a dominant stream but most of the cases it is ignored or has not been discussed and emphasized so far with due concern. The share of international migrants in the world‘s population has remained remarkably stable at around 3 percent over the past 50 years. At the global level India ranked 9th in term of stock of international migrants which accounts for 0.60% of the total population of India. It is the border states of India which have higher percentage of female immigrants. The sex ratio among immigrants is very high in the state Uttar Pradesh and Bihar which have common border with Nepal and have reported continuously lower sex ratio.Most of the immigrants reported marriage and migration with parents is the principle reasons for their immigration.But in future they entered into the manual labourer work force (agriculture and cultivation).

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Migration and Urbanization; Population, Development and the Environment