ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Labour Migration in Mahabubnagar: Nature and Characteristics

This study focuses on the nature and characteristics of seasonal labour migration in the Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. It evaluates the forms/ types of migration and analyses the migrants' wage rates, working conditions and the expenditure patterns. It reveals that migration from the study village is essentially seasonal and cyclical in nature and differs for the rural and the urban emigrants. It also fi nds that migration takes place mainly for survival and repayment of debts, and that a large proportion of their earnings from migration is utilised for day to day expenses.



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