Estimated Internal Migration and Its Relationship with Workforce in India: Census, 2011

Avijit Mistri, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Bhaswati Das, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Being at the pick of demographic dividend India’s work participation rate is satisfactorily low and huge marginal workers are included in it. Internal mobility in India is the outcome of this regional variation of workforce, job opportunities and growing marginal workers. This study estimates the net migration rate for major Indian States with the help of Life Table Survival Ratio and tries to link it with labour force on the basis of Census, 2011. Improving the job opportunities, suddenly open the economy and adoption of industrialization policies by the states have changed the pattern of internal mobility in 2011. Huge working population (15-49yrs) in Southern, some Western and Northern states are the due contribution of in-migration. Fairly large 0-14yrs populated states- Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh are not only present supplier of labour but also future store house of the same. Indian overseas migration has got some rejuvenation from 2001.

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Presented in Poster Session 5: Economy, Labor Force, Education and Inequality