In India: Only 1% Women Migrated To Other Cities For Jobs, 87% For Marriage
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Only 1 percent of women migrated from their hometowns to other places within the country for employment reasons, while 87 percent of women shifted out of their place of domicile due to their marriage. Almost 50 percent men in India migrated from their hometowns to other places in search of employment within the country during 2020-21.
These are the findings of the ‘Multiple Indicator Survey India’ conducted by the Indian government’s National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) for the year 2020-21, which were released on March 7.
As per the survey, among the male respondents, 48.8 percent moved out of their hometowns due to employment-related reasons, while 8 percent moved out due to study-related reasons. Only 1 percent of the male respondents shifted out of their places of domicile due to socio-political problems.
Among female respondents, 87 percent moved out of their hometowns due to marriage, while a mere 1 percent of them shifted due to employment-related reasons, the sample survey revealed.
NSSO carried out the Multiple Indicator Survey covering the entire country in its 78th round. The survey was initially planned to be conducted during January-December 2020, but the fieldwork was extended till August 15, 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The objectives of the MIS were to collect information for developing estimates of some important Sustainable Development Goal indicators, to collect information regarding the purchase or construction of houses or flats by the household for residential purposes, and for collecting information on migration.
The entire country was covered by the survey, barring some villages in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which were difficult to access.