Working Papers

Author: Arpita Banerjee | Contact Person: Dr. Debolina Kundu

Migration is an integral part of human existence where people move from one politically well defined area to another. The movement may vary from temporary/circulatory to relatively permanent nature and involves change in residence between two places. Although several propositions have put forward to explain why people move, the ‘push-pull’ paradigm remains to be dominant. That is migration is primarily from peasant based/economically depressed areas to industrialized zones or from peripheral to core areas.

Based on primary survey in the slums...