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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 3044-3057

Migration Behaviour Index – A Measure to Quantify the Migration Behaviour of Rural Youth
M. Anamica* and T.N. Sujeetha
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, TNAU, India
*Corresponding author

Exodus of youth from rural areas to urban areas has become an inevitable phenomenon in our country. The rural youth population of India is slowly deserting their origin and swarming towards the urban areas. The exodus of rural youth means fewer small-scale farmers, today and tomorrow. It is a global food security issue too. Having an insight into the rationale behind the exodus behavior of rural youth is hence crucial. Considering this point of view, a study was conducted among 160 migrant rural youths with agricultural background. The Migration Behaviour of rural youth has been studied by developing an appropriate measurement methodology that quantifies their migration behaviour. The Migration Behaviour Index was developed and the composite Migration Behaviour Index worked out was 0.70. The Migration Behaviour Index value of fully migrated (0.75) was found to be higher than that of partially migrated ones (0.66). While in quantifying indicator wise migration behavior, the index values of migration intention and migration network were found to be higher for the partially migrated rural youth than the fully migrated ones. The remaining index values of other indicators were higher for the fully migrated rural youth when compared to their counterparts.

Keywords: Migration of rural youth, Migration Behaviour Index.

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Anamica, M. and Sujeetha, T.N. 2017. Migration Behaviour Index – A Measure to Quantify the Migration Behaviour of Rural Youth.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 3044-3057. doi:
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