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Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Long read: India's coronavirus mass migration: how we've misunderstood the Indian migrant labourer

Nagpal, Sugandha; Srivastava, Vatsalya;
English
Published: 03 Apr 2020
Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
Country: United Kingdom
Abstract

On 24 March, in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete lockdown of the country. In response, millions of migrant workers left their jobs and began to return to their home villages - but why? Here Sugandha Nagpal (O.P. Jindal Global University, India) and Vatsalya Srivastava argue why most interpretations of their motivations to head home maybe wrong.

Subjects

RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

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