On the Pattern of Migration in the Household: An Explanation through Binomial Law

Niraj K. Singh, Banaras Hindu University
B.P. Singh, Banaras Hindu University
K. N. S. Yadava, Banaras Hindu University

A household, especially in Indian context is a basic socio-economic unit for the integrated rural development. Household characteristics (age, size, occupation, socio-economic status, etc.) play a vital role in decision of its members to move or not to move. Motivated by the fact that the life time data related to migration may have more biases and keeping in view that the study of the distribution of migrants has been a powerful device for explaining changes and variation in the population, in the present study an attempt has been made to study the trends in rural out migration at the household level where size of household is fixed. A probability distribution model has been discussed to describe the phenomenon and it has been applied to the observed distribution of migrants from the households.

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Presented in Poster Session 8