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Migration, Mobility and Role of Informal Channels: Does Ethnicity Matters? Evidence from Delhi Slums

Amit Kumar Jha and Nitesh Kumar Singh
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Amit Kumar Jha: University of Delhi, India
Nitesh Kumar Singh: CUTS-International, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Indian Economic Review, 2014, vol. 49, issue 2, 245-260

Abstract: This study has explored the role of informal channels among different regional/ethnic groups and its effect on the upward mobility and well-being of these groups. The study has surveyed three groups of migrant workers engaged in urban informal sector in Delhi. Though workers from different regional backgrounds are still heavily dependent on regional networks and their regional bonds have remained strong as ever, it didn’t have much relevance in achieving upward income mobility but it does affect the occupational choices of the workers.

Keywords: Migration; Well-being; Ethnic Groups; Informal Channels; Upward Mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 J60 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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