The Role Of Out-Migration And Demographic Dividend: A Study In Rural Assam

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Piyali Das


The study attempts to explain the contribution of out-migration and the phenomenon of demographic dividend in rural Assam. It is the basic issue of rural Assam that out-migrants do not send considerable amount of remittances to their households. There is loss of human capital especially economically active population in rural sector. It could not be compensated by inadequate amount of remittances sent by rural out-migrants. These rural youths would be productively employed in non-farm sector to harness demographic bonus. It necessitates adequate implementation of rural development schemes to encourage self employment, thereby preventing rural out-migration and turn them into assets of rural economy.

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