MIGRATION AND URBAN INFORMAL SECTOR WORKERS IN ASSAM - A CASE STUDY IN JORHAT DISTRICT

Ms. Jyotsnali Chetia

Abstract


The literature on development economics indicates that migration takes from low productive to high productive areas, from areas of low levels of wages to higher wages and from poor and backward to more rich and prosperous areas. One of the important explanations for the origin of informal sector is found in the framework of rural- urban migration (Changkery,2012).That is why sincere analysis is required to understand the dynamics of migration of workers in informal sector. The study has identified factors responsible for migration of urban informal sector worker based on 187 sample respondents of Jorhat district of Assam. The findings of the study reveal that the push factors prevailing in the area of origin compels the informal sector workers to migrate to urban areas.


Keywords


Migration, Urban Informal sector workers.

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