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Commuting workers and the integration of the rural-urban economy
Published in Springer
Pages: 577 - 600
This chapter contributes to the discussion on rural-urban interaction by focusing on daily commuting across rural and urban areas. Using the nationally representative survey on employment and unemployment, we provide an estimate of rural-urban and urban–rural commuting at the national and sub-national levels. We also highlight the phenomenon of workers who are tied to non-fixed places; they are also known as footloose workers. To complement the findings from the national survey, we provide insights from a small primary survey conducted in West Bengal, to support the understanding of the distance travelled by commuters, the modes of transport used and the job search process for daily commuters (especially workers attached to non-fixed places).
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JournalData powered by TypesetSubaltern Urbanisation in India
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Open AccessNo