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Immigrants and Immigration in India

India has been receiving large numbers of immigrants, mostly from the neighbouring countries of South Asia, and some from other parts of the world, and hence she needs to be seen as a major immigration country. The article provides a detailed discussion of the problems and concerns of cross-border migrants, and India's policy stance in dealing with immigration. It argues that India needs to differentiate between the stocks and the flows of its immigrant population. Also, it would no doubt be in the larger interests of the country to control the unabated flows of migrants from across the borders and minimise their negative effects, but one must not lose sight of the components of a humane migration policy, including investment in the human capital of the migrant population.

Remembering Tapas Majumdar

Tapas Majumdar (1929-2010) was a firm intellectual rebel in his own way, evident in his initiative to set up the multidisciplinary Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies in the School of Social Sciences of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and in his book Investment in Education and Social Choice, which provoked the proponents of the "rate of return approach" then dominant in the economics of education. One tribute and another a set of personal reminiscences, both by two of his students who later became his colleagues in Kolkata and Delhi.

Social Collateral and Human Capital

A number of recent global events hold significant lessons for India on how it can harness its untapped human capital with the help of intangible human values and thus attract global players.

Child-Labour Reform Through a Fiscal Instrument

Fiscal Instrument Binod Khadria Inspired by the time-tested success of the 6-Year National Savings Certificate scheme of the government of India, a new financial instrument for combating child-labour is presented here. The objective is to encourage parents to pledge their children's future time to primary schooling in return for a government lOU.

Economics and the Indian Diaspora

Economics and the Indian Diaspora Binod Khadria Migration, Remittances and Capital Flows; The Indian Experience by Deepak Nayyar; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1994; pp x + 134, Rs 220.

Migration and Development

Migration and Development Binod Khadria The Impact of International Migration on Developing Countries edited by Reginald Appleyard; OECD, Paris, 1989; pp 404, price FF 180.

GATT, GATS and Ethnocentricity in MNCs-Brussels Draft Agreement on Services

GATT, GATS and Ethnocentricity in MNCs Brussels Draft Agreement on Services Binod Khadria The Draft Agreement on Trade in Services drawn up in Brussels in November last year raises a number of questions that must be answered before it can be accepted that this is even a minimally adequate package for the developing countries in return for all that the developed countries are clamouring for in the services sector.

Limited Perspective on Education

Binod Khadria Surprisingly the report of the Ramamurti Committee has done little homework on the strategies which it has chosen to propose for educational planning.

Migration of Human Capital to United States

Though recent discussions on brain drain generally give the impression that migration of highly qualified Indians to the United States has abated since the mid-seventies, this impression may be based on a definitional sleight of hand: Human capital transfers through international migration have not necessarily receded just because there is a prima facie evidence of (a) a stabilisation of the total number of immigrants from India under the numerically 'limited'preference categories of the United States visa system and (b) a decline in the share of "principal9 immigrants as defined within the occupational preference categories of the US legislation. This paper argues that human capital has continued to arrive in the United States from India in many guises.
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