Gender-wise Rural-to-Urban Migration in Orissa, India: An Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change


Velan, Nirmala and Ranjan Kumar Mohanty. 2016. "Gender-wise Rural-to-Urban Migration in Orissa, India: An Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change." In Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the Soutlh, edited by Carlo Delgado Ramos, 137-70. Oxford: African Books Collective.

Authors: Nirmala Velan, Ranjan Kumar Mohanty



"Overall, [this paper] attempts to gauge the determinants of rural to urban migration and the adaptability of rural households under environmental change. An understanding of who migrates, under what circumstances, how far and why, would provide a deeper insight into the nature, type and cause of migration, facilitating policy making for their welfare and for those who do not migrate. Therefore, the main objectives of the study are to:

i) gain an overview the variations in socio-economic background of the
respondent households by migrant status before and after migration/given
period by gender in Puri district, Orissa;

ii) analyse the factors inducing gender-wise rural to urban migration among
the rural households in the study area;

iii) examine the impacts of migration in terms of the benefits gained and
problems experienced by the migrants and their families;

iv) survey the reasons for non-migration by gender; and

v) assess the impact of climate change on poverty and income inequality of
the sample households by gender and migrant status" (Velan and Mohanty 2016, 139-40).

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Climate Displacement, Economies, Poverty, Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Gender Analysis, Households Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: India

Year: 2016

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