CPR-CSH Discussion: 'Internal migration in India: Evidence and perceptions on how people are moving'

CPR-CSH Discussion: 'Internal migration in India: Evidence and perceptions on how people are moving'
CPR Urban Team
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 Add to Calendar 2020-01-28 15:45:00 2020-01-28 18:30:00 Asia/Kolkata CPR-CSH Discussion: 'Internal migration in India: Evidence and perceptions on how people are moving' About the talk There is a growing interest in migration research across the world but research on internal migration in India has suffered a lack of consistent and robust data. In this discussion, researchers in CPR will present vignettes emerging from recently released migration data tables from Census 2011 as well as draw on field surveys and qualitative research to motivate an open-ended discussion on: What does the evidence tell us? What are the commonly held perceptions about internal migration and how does data inform these? What are the methods to better understand migration patterns? About the team CPR’s research has looked at mobility in the context of urban transitions. Researchers have analysed large datasets from the Census and NSSO. Our work also includes field surveys and qualitative work in small cities, a long standing engagement with the working homeless in Delhi, as well as analysis of laws and regulations governing migration and informal work. Find all the available videos of our previous workshops, here This is the hundred and twentieth in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Rémi de Bercegol at remi.debercegol@gmail.com, Olivier Telle of CSH at olivier.telle@csh-delhi.com, Mukta Naik at mukta@cprindia.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at  Conference Hall, Center for Policy Research
3:45 pm to 6:30 pm
Conference Hall, Center for Policy Research
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About the talk

There is a growing interest in migration research across the world but research on internal migration in India has suffered a lack of consistent and robust data. In this discussion, researchers in CPR will present vignettes emerging from recently released migration data tables from Census 2011 as well as draw on field surveys and qualitative research to motivate an open-ended discussion on: What does the evidence tell us? What are the commonly held perceptions about internal migration and how does data inform these? What are the methods to better understand migration patterns?

About the team

CPR’s research has looked at mobility in the context of urban transitions. Researchers have analysed large datasets from the Census and NSSO. Our work also includes field surveys and qualitative work in small cities, a long standing engagement with the working homeless in Delhi, as well as analysis of laws and regulations governing migration and informal work.

Find all the available videos of our previous workshops, here


This is the hundred and twentieth in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Rémi de Bercegol at remi.debercegol@gmail.comOlivier Telle of CSH at olivier.telle@csh-delhi.com, Mukta Naik at mukta@cprindia.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at marie-helene.zerah@ird.fr.