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Commuting between rural and urban areas: evidence from India

Ajay Sharma

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper is an attempt 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 fixed place workers and increase in urban-no fixed place workers. We further highlight that rural–urban commuting can be considered mobility for better opportunities on account of diversification of livelihood strategy and underemployment in rural areas.

Keywords: Commuting; Rural-urban interaction; No fixed place workers; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 O18 R0 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-09-27
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