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Sustainable development goals and migration, edited by P. Sivakumar and S. Irudaya Rajan

Sustainable development goals and migration, edited by P. Sivakumar and S. Irudaya Rajan
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Sustainable development goals and migration
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edited by P. Sivakumar and S. Irudaya Rajan
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Towards Sustainable Futures
This book looks at migration in contemporary society and its interrelations with development. It presents the complexities and dilemmas associated with migration, the changes in theoretical and historical perspectives on migration and development, and the role of policies and the sustainable development goals in this context. The volume views migration as a phenomenon for advancing human development outcomes. It deals with wide-ranging issues including labour migration, the idea of decent work, migration and transnationalism, remittances, social networks and capital, and addressing poverty. The chapters highlight the focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its relevance on migrant rights, safeguarding livelihoods and health. They also offer insights into regional and international co-operation on policies for migration, social growth and protection, and citizenship. With comparative analyses of data, trends and development indicators as well as various case studies, this volume examines the impact of migration on international relations and politics, labour market outcomes, gender, youth and education among others. It also discusses the loss of lives and livelihoods due to the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on migration and the effects of the pandemic on the contemporary discussions on migration and SDGs. Rich in empirical data, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of migration and diaspora studies, development studies, refugee studies, public policy and governance, international relations, political studies, political economy, sociology and South Asian Studies
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of contributors -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Contours of migration and development in the SDG agenda -- Introduction -- Migration and development - outgrowing definitional boundaries -- Theoretical approaches -- Migration and development in the United Nations Organization: A snapshot -- Migration and the 2030 agenda -- Linking migration with other SDGs -- Organization of the book -- Note -- References -- Chapter 2: Migration and SDGs: Towards new data approaches -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Macro-level analysis -- Section I: Macro-level migration survey to monitor the SDG Indicator 10.7.2 -- Introduction -- Conceptual framework for SDG indicator 10.7.2 -- "Inquiry" as a data source -- Collection of data -- Results from the survey -- Section II: Strengths of the macro-level migration survey -- Repurposing the old surveys -- The role of partnerships -- Participatory process in formulation -- Emphasis on transparency -- Comparability of data -- Section III: Challenges -- Non-cooperation from governments -- Absence of ranking among countries -- Coordination challenges -- Implementation challenges -- Micro-level analysis -- Section I: Micro-level migration surveys to monitor migration trends in Kerala -- The Kerala Migration Survey: An introduction -- Timeline of surveys -- Section II: Strengths of the micro-level migration survey -- Generating comparable longitudinal panel data -- Replicability of the surveys -- Exploring the social cost of migration -- State-level data on remittances -- Robust data on return emigrants -- Section III: Challenges -- Response error -- Sampling errors -- Policy implication and way forward -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- ReferencesChapter 3: An overview of migration-specific SDGs in the Indian context and the way forward on target 10.7 -- Background -- Indian context -- Role of Indian States and localization of SDGs -- Migration-specific indicators in the GIF and NIF -- India and emigration data -- India's approach to international migration -- Debate on target 10.7 and its indicators -- Measures for tracking 10.7.1 in the Indian context -- Measures for tracking 10.7.2 in the Indian context -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgement -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4: SDG implementation: A policy analysis of internal migration in India -- Introduction -- Section I -- The international development paradigm - MDGs to SDGs -- The sustainable development goals and migration in India -- Section II -- Integration of internal migrants in India: IMPEX and SDGs -- Kerala, Maharashtra, and Punjab: a brief profile -- IMPEX and overall scores -- Section III -- The centre and state (dis) connect: migrant vulnerability and inequalities -- Policy implication and way forward -- Acknowledgement -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5: Migration governance and the global compact on migration -- Introduction -- Migration and governance relations -- Nature of international migration -- From past to present: Tracing migration governance -- The road to global compact -- Opportunities -- Challenges -- Policy implication and way forward -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 6: Moving towards a better future: Education through placemaking with migrant children -- Introduction -- Place, space and the migrant construct -- Mobile children in place -- The invisible placemaking of migrants: The planner's omission -- Locating migrant children among out of school children -- The context of education for children of migrants in India -- Policy responsesAfter-school groups and educational placemaking in Ahmedabad -- Sailee -- Naina -- Seema -- Lasi -- Teena -- Discussion -- Present schools, future places: Policy implications and way forward -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7: Young migrant women from South Asia in the UAE: Issues and challenges -- Introduction -- Feminisation of migration: A theoretical framework -- Labour migration from South Asia to the GCC states -- Inflow of remittances from GCC countries to South Asian countries -- Trend of female migration to the GCC states -- South Asian government policies and legislations on labour migration -- Migration policies and governance system in UAE -- Working conditions of female migrants -- Educational level -- Marital status -- Wage -- Saving and remittance -- Working hours -- Holiday -- Food and accommodation -- Workplace conditions -- Freedom of movements -- Abuse -- Health care -- Social protection -- Positive changes in the receiving countries -- Protection measures in sending countries -- Future policy implications -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Young bonded labourers: From the lens of migration and the SDGs -- Introduction -- Deceived into bonded labour while young -- Young bonded labourers -- Data on bonded child labour -- National Crime Records Bureau data -- Government of Tamil Nadu data -- Young adults in migration (which include children up to 18 years) -- Young adults in the migration process -- Bonded labour through the lens of migration -- Migration: young people's woes -- Entrapping young adults into bonded labour -- Traumatic implications of bonded labour -- Sustainable development goals -- Legal regime -- The way forward: strategies for progress -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9: Recruitment practices of Gulf migrants in Telangana: A boon or bane? -- Introduction -- Recruitment processCost of gulf migration -- Issues with the recruiting agencies -- Policy Implication and Way Forward -- Way forward -- Concluding remarks -- References -- Chapter 10: Subcontracting and construction sector labour migration to Kerala: Challenges to achieve sustainable development goals on decent work -- Introduction -- Data source and methodology -- Internal labour migration to Kerala -- Subcontracting and institution of maistry -- Advance and commission -- Work condition of migrants and natives in the informal construction sector -- Type of tasks within the worksite -- Daily wage rate across type of tasks -- Annual bonus -- Health and medical benefits -- Hours of work and weekly work days -- Worksite accidents and treatment -- Index of working condition in the informal sector -- Living conditions -- Type of accommodation, amenities and crowdedness -- Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Chapter 11: Potential migration: A case study of youth from Kerala -- Introduction -- Data and methodology -- Migration aspiration and awareness of the youth -- Determinants of potential migration of youth -- The understanding of a balance of benefit and losses related to migration -- Policy implication and way forward -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Epilogue: Impact of COVID-19 on achieving migration-specific SDGs -- Background note -- Consequences of COVID-19 on migration -- COVID-19 and migration-specific SDGs -- Student mobility (SDG4 b.1) and COVID-19 -- Migration and decent work (SDG8.7 and 8.8) and COVID-19 -- SDG 10.7: Safe and responsible migration and well-managed migration policies -- Conclusion: Channelising the pandemic crisis into accelerating human progress -- Note -- References -- Index
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