Literacy and Livelihood of Women Migrant Construction Workers: An Analytical Study.

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Date: July 2021
Publisher: Bridgewater State College
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,827 words
Lexile Measure: 1390L

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Migration is a demographic process that has been chronicled across world history. Even though various reasons have accelerated this process over the years, the dominant trend in internal migration during the 20th century has been the movement from rural to urban areas. The casual and unskilled workers who shift from one region to another, offering their services on a temporary or seasonal basis are considered migrant labourers. The 21st century has witnessed problems related to migration intensifying. Migrant labourers face hostility from local populations posing a great challenge for governments to maintain the welfare of these people. Unfavourable social, economic, and cultural conditions make their lives even worse. As a result, migrant workers are frequently deprived of their basic rights and benefits which they otherwise deserve. This results in mass exploitation of the migrant community. Hence, the present study explores the problems and challenges faced by migrant construction workers, specifically women, and their impact on various aspects of their lives. The study has been conducted among 200 women migrant construction workers in North Bangalore as per the convenience sampling method, and the collected data was analysed with the help of statistical tools such as Factor analysis, Chi-Square Analysis, one-way ANOVA, Weighted Average Rank. Keywords: Migration, Literacy, Women migrants, Floating Migrant Construction Workers, Bangalore.

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