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Gurucharan Gollerkeri and Natasha Chhabra

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199464807

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464807.001.0001

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India in Transition

India in Transition

(p.152) 10 India in Transition
Migration Matters

Gurucharan Gollerkeri

Natasha Chhabra

Oxford University Press

India is on the threshold of a great transformation through the unfolding in tandem of the processes of demographic and migration transitions that will occur over the next few decades. India has the opportunity that will soon come but once in its history, when its working age population will be at its highest. India is a major county of origin, transit, and destination. Its migration transition is influenced by its history and experience that demonstrate that migration is integral to Indian society. It has also shaped its economic growth and transformation from a traditional to a modern society. India’s migration future will likely see an increase in independent women economic migrants along with an increasing diversity in the states of origin. There are also challenges that India will face—the lack of a clearly articulated migration policy embedded in its development policy; loopholes in migration governance, and the vulnerability of temporary contractual workers in the Gulf.

Keywords:   origin, transit, destination, women, emigrants, contractual, workers, Gulf, GCC, construction

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