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Labour Migration in Agriculture Sector: A Socio-Economic Analysis

Anil Kumar Verma (Author)
This book makes an attempt to explore the varied aspects of migrant labourers working in the agriculture sector. It provides a comprehensive analysis of issues relating to determinants, trends and factors associated with migration. The book examines the socio-economic background of the migrant labourers. It analyzed the social parameters such as caste, family size, marital status, age group and number of children as well as economic parameters as education level of the migrants, nature of employment etc.

The book also examines the relationship between the wage structure of the migrant and local labourers, discrimination meted out by the migrants in terms of wages and working hours. Besides, the book also discusss the issues of impact of migrant labourers on the employment of local labourers. Another key issues to which this book deals is socio-cultural changes in the migrant labourers. While dealing the issue of interaction among the migrant and local labourers and that of farmers, the book highlights the nature and extent of assimilation of all the three catergories. More over the book brings out the account of savings and remittances of the migrants and problems faced by them during their return journey.
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About the author

Anil Kumar Verma

Dr. Anil Kumar Verma, born on 10th June, 1968 in a village Karohta in district of Himachal Pradesh.  He did his doctorate in Horticulture (Post Harvest Technology) from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP).  He has qualified the NET examination conducted by ICAR in 1999 in the professional subject Horticulture (Floriculture).  He has published more than 15 research papers in various Research Journals and presented papers in National and International seminars/symposia.  Beside this, he has also written around 60 popular articles and delivered a number of lectures to the farmers.  He has authored seven books i.e., Nutritional guide to all ages, A practical manual on analytical chemistry, Mathematical applications in post harvest technology, Food Safety, A practical manual-practical chemistry application in Post Harvest Technology, Pushp beej utpadan-Ek vayavsai, Swarojgar-sushak pushp utpadan and polyhouse avam carnation.  His contributions are useful to students as well as to the farmers community.

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Bibliographic information

Title Labour Migration in Agriculture Sector: A Socio-Economic Analysis
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.05.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183567930
length 252p., Illustrations; 23cm.