Zachariah, K. C., 1924-

Researching international migration : lessons from the Kerala Experience / K.C. Zachariah, S. Irudaya Rajan. - xiv, 272 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.

Includes statistical tables.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-267) and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. Basic concepts and definitions -- 3. CDS Kerala migration surveys -- 4. Sampling methods followed in Kerala migration surveys -- 5. Migration: estimation and basic analysis -- 6. Remittances: estimation and basic analysis -- 7. Migration and human resources -- 8. Economic impact of migration and remittances -- 9. Return migration -- 10. Migration and the elderly -- 11. Emigration and women -- 12. Migration and children -- 13. Panel data analysis -- 14. Summary -- Appendix A. KMS main module, 2008 -- Appendix B. Return migration survey module, 2008 -- Appendix C. Migration and women module, 2008 -- Appendix D. Migration and elderly module, 2008 -- Appendix E. Migration and children module, 2010.

Summary/Abstract: "This book is intended primarily to help newcomers in the field of research on international migration using data from large-scale field surveys. It includes methods of conducting field surveys, estimating migration, and analysing migration trends, selectivity and differentials; ways to assess the impact of migration compared to other demographic, socio-economic phenomenon; and examines the social cost of migration on members of family left behind--women, children and the elderly"--Prologue.

9781138060975 (hardcover)


Population research.
Demographic surveys.
Demographic surveys --Methodology.
Emigration and immigration --Economic aspects.
Emigration and immigration--Social aspects.


Kerala (India)--Emigration and immigration.
Kerala (India)--Emigration and immigration --Statistics.

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