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Estimates of workers commuting from rural to urban and urban to rural India: A Note

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  • S. Chandrasekhar

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We provide estimates of workers residing in rural (urban) India and commuting to urban (rural) areas for work. The estimates are based on National Sample Survey Organisation's survey of Employment and Unemployment (2009-10). In 2009-10, a total number of 8.05 million workers not engaged in agriculture commuted from rural to urban areas for work while 4.37 million workers not engaged in agriculture commuted from urban to rural areas for work. We argue that the size of the rural and urban labour force should be adjusted to account for the workers who commute to a location different from their usual place of residence.

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  • S. Chandrasekhar, 2011. "Estimates of workers commuting from rural to urban and urban to rural India: A Note," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2011-019, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
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    Keywords

    Rural Urban Movement of Workers;

    JEL classification:

    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • C80 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - General

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