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Commuting between Rural and Urban Areas: Evidence from India
Published in Alexandrine Press
2019
Volume: 45
   
Issue: 4
Pages: 493 - 506
Abstract
This paper is an att empt to extend the dialogue on the nature of commuting between rural and urban areas and its implications for labour market outcomes in rural and urban India. We show that over the period 2004-2005 to 2011-2012, the magnitude of commuting workers has not changed but the composition has changed with reduction in rural no fi xed place workers and increase in urban-no fi xed place workers. We further highlight that rural-urban commuting can be considered mobility for bett er opportunities on account of diversifi cation of livelihood strategy and underemployment in rural areas.
About the journal
JournalBuilt Environment
PublisherAlexandrine Press
ISSN0263-7960
Open Access0