Socio Economic Impact of COVID19 on Migrant Workers in India

May 14, 2021

This longitudinal scoping study analyses the short and medium term impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers in India. The report highlights the immediate impacts of the first wave of COVID-19 on migratory patterns, employment, income, food security and uptake of social protection etc. among migrants from 6 states in India. By revisiting the same set of migrants after 6 months, the report maps an ongoing recovery across themes. The report emphasizes the differential impact of the pandemic by gender and state, develops and reports results from econometric models and presents key policy insights that can be used by various stakeholders to formulate and implement interventions concerning migrant workers welfare in India.

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