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Internal Migration for Education and Employment among Youth in India

Ajay Sharma and S Chandrasekhar

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Abstract: This paper sheds light on the issue of internal migration for education and employment among the youth. i.e those aged 15-32 years. The paper is a first step towards addressing the issue of whether states should be concerned about internal brain drain since some states act as feeders and other states gain at their expense. States with better job opportunities such as Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka are gainers whereas traditionally backward states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan are losing human capital. In the south, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh are possibly losing out workers to Karnataka and Maharashtra. [IGIDR WP-2014-004].

Keywords: internal migration; youth; employment; India; education; uttar pradesh; Orissa; Maharashtra; Gujarat; Bihar; Keralal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-01
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