Impacts of Rural Transformation on Occupational Structure and Earnings of the Migrants in Madurai District

  • M. Kiranekumar Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Environmental Economics School of Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • T. Ramanathan Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Economics School of Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4309-8733
Keywords: Income, Migrants, Occupation, Rural and Unemployment

Abstract

Rural transformation has the potential to significantly impact the occupational structure and earnings of migrants. This study aims to examine the impact of rural transformation on occupational structure and earnings of migrants in Melur and T.Kallupatti taluks of Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India. The study employs a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques. Primary data is collected through household surveys and in-depth interviews with migrants, while secondary data is obtained from government records, census reports, and academic publications. The study finds that rural transformation has led to a shift in the occupational structure of migrants, with a decline in agricultural occupations and an increase in non-farm employment opportunities. Earnings of migrants have also increased as a result of rural transformation. The study concludes that rural transformation can have a positive impact on the occupational structure and earnings of migrants.

Published
2023-12-01
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Kiranekumar, M., & Ramanathan, T. (2023). Impacts of Rural Transformation on Occupational Structure and Earnings of the Migrants in Madurai District. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 12(1), 122-125. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v12i1.6903
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