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Factors Affecting Migration of Agricultural Labourers in Rajasthan


R.C. Asiwal, R.C. Sharma, and Basant Kumar Sharma



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 4
First page : ( 803) Last page : ( 806)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00209.2

Factors Affecting Migration of Agricultural Labourers in Rajasthan

Asiwal R.C.*, Sharma R.C., Sharma Basant Kumar
Department of Agricultural Economics, SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan-303329

*Corresponding author’s email:

JELCodes: D24, J01, J08, J21, J31, P42

Online published on 12 December, 2016.

The present investigation was conducted in Jaipur district of Rajasthan. Out of the total, Chomu and Phulera tehsils were selected randomly for study purpose. Three un-irrigated villages from Chomu tehsil and three irrigated villages from Phulera tehsil were selected purposively for study purpose. A sample of 120 agricultural labourers was selected at random with probability proportion from the selected list of farm households. These data were collected for two consecutive seasons of the agricultural year 2010–11 i.e., Rabi season and Kharif season. The simple correlation matrices as well as variance inflation factor (VIF) were worked out to test the presence of multicollinearity and the multiple regression coefficients were estimated to investigating the factors responsible for lobour migration. The significance of the regression coefficients was tested by student‘t’test. The study results revealed that the degree of correlation between labour work-days with education of the family head was positively non-significant in both the tehsils i.e. Phulera and Chomu and with household work was negatively non-significant in both the tehsils. The estimated coefficients of family size, family income and farm size with labour work-days were positively non-significant in chomu tehsil and negatively nonsignificant in Phulera tehsil. The regression results indicated that out of the six hypothesized variables i.e. family size, farm size, family income, education of the family head, general living condition of the family and household work, only two variables, namely family income and household work of the family emerged as important factors responsible for perpetuating migration of agricultural labour in Jaipur district of Rajasthan.

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