Differentials and Determinants of Out Migration in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Raj Narayan, S.K. Singh


Migration has a number of socio-economic, cultural, political and demographic implications at both the places of origin and destination. In the dynamic process of development, rural to urban migration has been recognised to contribute significantly in bringing down the economic disparities across regions, especially through transfer of technology, skilled manpower and remittances. The present study tries to examine the differential in out migration in eastern Uttar Pradesh by using a sample of six villages (three from remote and another three from semi-urban areas). The sample includes a total of 1300 households. Findings reveal that out migration rate is nearly twice in remote villages compared with semi-urban villages. In addition, the outmigration rate among those who are below the age of fifteen years is almost five fold higher in remote villages compared with those who live in semi-urban villages. The migration rate is also higher among people who have completed primary or higher education. Unemployment and poverty are the main push factors leading to out migration from both types of villages.

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