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An Economic Analysis of Migration Among the Badagas of the Nilgiris


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This paper intends to analyse the migration of a single community namely the Badagas of the Nilgiris for various reasons. Earlier only a few Badagar were migrated to get employment and transfer/promotion in their jobs. Though the Badagas were stated many reasons, the ischolar_main cause was the fall in the price of tea during the late 1990s. Since then these Badagas were slowly spread to the neighbouring districts viz., Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode. Coimbatore is the adjoining district where they could get easy access for all their needs and also to contact their relations in the native. In this context, this paper tries to focus on the reasons for migration and also to analyse the determinants of migration among the Badagas by selecting two villages in north Coimbatore.

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Migration, Badagas, Determinants of Migration.
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P. Shanmugam
Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore -641046, India

Abstract


This paper intends to analyse the migration of a single community namely the Badagas of the Nilgiris for various reasons. Earlier only a few Badagar were migrated to get employment and transfer/promotion in their jobs. Though the Badagas were stated many reasons, the ischolar_main cause was the fall in the price of tea during the late 1990s. Since then these Badagas were slowly spread to the neighbouring districts viz., Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode. Coimbatore is the adjoining district where they could get easy access for all their needs and also to contact their relations in the native. In this context, this paper tries to focus on the reasons for migration and also to analyse the determinants of migration among the Badagas by selecting two villages in north Coimbatore.

Keywords


Migration, Badagas, Determinants of Migration.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15613/hijrh%2F2014%2Fv1i2%2F61734