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Determinants of internal migrant health and the healthy migrant effect in South India: a mixed methods study

  • Warren Dodd, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, Shannon Majowicz, Matthew Little, Cate Dewey
  • BMC International Health and Human Rights, 
  • Abstract
  • Background

    Internal labour migration is an important and necessary livelihood strategy for millions of individuals and households in India. However, the precarious position of migrant workers within Indian society may have consequences for the health of these individuals. Previous research on the connections between health and labour mobility within India have primarily focused on the negative health outcomes associated with this practice. Thus, there is a need to better identify the determinants of internal migrant health and how these determinants shape migrant health outcomes.


    An exploratory mixed methods study was conducted in 26 villages in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. Sixty-six semi-structured interviews were completed using snowball sampling, followed by 300 household surveys using multi-stage random sampling. For qualitative data, an analysis of themes and content was completed. For quantitative data, information on current participation in internal labour migration, in addition to self-reported morbidity and determinants of internal migrant health, was collected. Morbidity categories were compared between migrant and non-migrant adults (age 14–65 years) using a Fisher’s exact test.


    Of the 300 households surveyed, 137 households (45.7%) had at least one current migrant member, with 205 migrant and 1012 non-migrant adults (age 14–65 years) included in this study.

    The health profile of migrant and non-migrants was similar in this setting, with 53 migrants (25.9%) currently suffering from a health problem compared to 273 non-migrants (27.0%). Migrant households identified both occupational and livelihood factors that contributed to changes in the health of their migrant members. These determinants of internal migrant health were corroborated and further expanded on through the semi-structured interviews.


    Internal labour migration in and of itself is not a determinant of health, as participation in labour mobility can contribute to an improvement in health, a decline in health, or no change in health among migrant workers. Targeted public health interventions should focus on addressing the determinants of internal migrant health to enhance the contributions these individuals can make to their households and villages of origin.

    URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12914-017-0132-4

    Courtesy: Springer


Comparing mission statements of social enterprises and corporate enterprises in the new and renewable energy sector of India: a computer aided content analysis study

  • Subhanjan Sengupta Arunaditya Sahay
  • Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 
  • This paper aims to explore how differently corporate enterprises and social enterprises strategically position themselves through their mission statements. The most notable distinctions between the mission statements of both groups exist in the degree of action orientation, endorsements of people/groups, and the highlights of positive entailment. The new and renewable energy sector is playing a key role in the emergence of India as an environmentally conscious emerging economy. The enterprises instrumental in this change are both social and corporate enterprises. While technology is important, a key factor to success is strategic approach. The vision and mission statements are strategically crafted by organizations to position themselves in the industry. This motivated the authors to carry out a comparative analysis of the mission statements of social and corporate enterprises to learn about the existing differences. Efforts were employed to quantify the narrative style and tonality of mission statements by applying DICTION software. This process generated values for the ‘master variables’ and ‘calculated variables’ in mission statements. Content analysis revealed that while a significant number of enterprises scored zero for the calculated variable ‘insistence’, only a few had scores within range. Most enterprises scored considerably well in the master variable ‘activity’. In ‘optimism’ social and corporate enterprises show some noticeable differences in their purpose, which reflect how different these organizations are. This content analysis succeeds in reflecting where the social and corporate enterprises in India’s renewable energy sector differ in their strategic intent. While in renewable energy social enterprises there is a domination of reference to beneficiaries/communities in their mission statements, and the positive entailments in terms of social change; renewable energy corporate enterprises seem to have a stronger intent to focus on issues related to technology, innovation, efficiency, and cost-leadership. Thus, this paper not only adds to establishing the fact that mission statements do play an important role in reflecting the strategic purpose of the organization, but adds to the arguments on the difference between social and commercial entrepreneurship.
  • URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40497-017-0079-x
  • Courtesy: Springer

The Economic History Review, Volume 71, Issue No.1, February 2018


Italy in the Renaissance: a leading economy in the European context, 1350–1550(pages 3–30) by Paolo Malanima

Mills, cranes, and the great divergence: the use of immovable capital goods in western Europe and the Middle East, ninth to sixteenth centuries (pages 31–54) by Bas Van Bavel, Eltjo Buringh and Jessica Dijkman

Growth or stagnation? Farming in England, 1200–1800 (pages 55–81) by Gregory Clark

Cooperating in time of crisis: war, commons, and inequality in Renaissance Lombardy (pages 82–105) by Matteo Di Tullio

‘Real’ wages? Contractors, workers, and pay in London building trades, 1650–1800 (pages 106–132) by Judy Z. Stephenson

The rise and demise of gedik markets in Istanbul, 1750–1860 (pages 133–156) by Seven Ağir

What moved share prices in the nineteenth-century London stock market? (pages 157–189) by Gareth Campbell, William Quinn, John D. Turner and Qing Ye

Anglo-American trade costs during the first era of globalization: the contribution of a bilateral tariff series (pages 190–212) by Brian D. Varian

Trends in morbidity: national statistics on sickness claims among the working population in Sweden, 1892–1954 (pages 213–235) by Helene Castenbrandt

Geography, policy, or productivity? Regional trade in five South American countries, 1910–50 (pages 236–266) by Marc Badia-Miró, Anna Carreras-Marín and Christopher M. Meissner

From the substance to the shadow: the role of the court in Japanese labour markets (pages 267–289) by Masaki Nakabayashi

Review of periodical literature published in 2016 (pages 290–335)

URL : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ehr.2018.71.issue-1/issuetoc

Courtesy : Wiley Online Library

Tourism Economics, Volume 23, Issue 8, December 2017



The relationship between immigration and tourism firms(pp. 1537–1552) by Carla Massidda, Ivan Etzo, Romano Piras

Securing benefits for local communities from international visitors to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (pp. 1553–1567) by Johane Dikgang , Edwin Muchapondwa, Jesper Stage

An integrated model for evaluating investments in cultural heritage tourism in the Dominican Republic (pp. 1568–158) by Onil Banerjee, Martin Henseler, Hélène Maisonnave, Lulit Mitik Beyene, Mercedes Velasco

Farming versus tourism: The case of a World Heritage Site in China(pp. 1581–1590) by Jun Liu, Jianghuan Zhu, Chu Lin, Yunyun Li, Lijun Wu

Innovation in the hospitality industry: Firm or location?(pp. 1591–1614) by Mikaela Backman, Johan Klaesson, Özge Öner

Does IFRS adoption decrease the cost of equity of the global tourism firms?(pp. 1615–1631) by Zhi-Yuan Feng, Ying-Chieh Wang, Hua-Wei Huang

International tourism’s impact on regional autonomy: Evidence from 2004 EU accession countries (pp. 1632–1661) by William O’Brochta

The assessment of the rural tourism development in the Valbona Valley National Park(pp. 1662–1672) by Ylli Kortoci, Mirvjena Kortoci (Kellezi)

Research notes

The effect of terrorism on tourism development in Nigeria: A note(pp. 1673–1678) by Korede Ajogbeje, Oluwatosin Adeniyi, Oludele Folarin

International demand for the Douro (Portugal) river cruises: A gravity model approach(pp. 1679–1686) by Sofia Gouveia, João Rebelo, Lina Lourenço-Gomes, Alexandre Guedes

URL : http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/teua/23/8

Courtesy : Sage

Economic and political Weekly,Vol. 53, Issue No. 6, 10 Feb, 2018

The Right to a Dignified Death
Promoting Private For-Profit Healthcare
Doubly Difficult Abroad

From 50 Years Ago
From 50 Years Ago: Equity in Tax Collection

H T Parekh Finance Column
Miscommunicated Monetary Theory by T Sabri Öncü

Of Power and Politics
Letter from Rahul Gandhi – Party President in Search of a Party by Suhas Palshikar

Can the BJP Achieve a Congress-mukt Meghalaya? by Baniateilang Majaw
Tamil Nadu Revives Kudimaramathu – Ancient Wisdom of Water Management by S Rajendran
Payment for Ecosystem Services to Sustain Kudimaramathu in Tamil Nadu by L Venkatachalam,  Kulbhushan Balooni
Perception-based Evidence for Climate Change Policies by Anusheema Chakraborty, Roopam Shukla, Kamna Sachdeva, P K Joshi
NOTA and the Indian Voter by V R Vachana, Maya Roy

Referees Consulted in 2017

On the Degradation of Mobility in Early Colonial India by T C A Achintya

Book Reviews
The Good Historian – Vigilante of Indian Past by Gérard Fussman
Failure of Banking Regulation or Private Debt Build-up? by T Sabri Öncü

Special Articles
Caste and Power in Villages of Colonial Bengal by Anindita Mukhopadhyay
Indo–Russian Energy Cooperation – Geopolitics in a Fluid Matrix by Sanjay Kumar Pradhan

Resistance to Reforms in Water Governance by Mihir Shah

Economist and Friend: George Rosen (1920–2018) by Indira Rajaraman

Current Statistics

A Different Beauty by Anoushka Mathews
Thanks for 20, Roger. Could We Have Some More? by Bhavya Dore
Brown by K Srilata
Last Lines

Journey through the Arts by Kalpana Kannabiran
Doctor, Poet, Visionary by Chaman Lal
Communalising Sexual Violence by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society

URL : http://www.epw.in/journal/2018/6

Courtesy : EPW

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Volume 40, Issue No.3, 2017

Rethinking liquidity creation: Banks, shadow banks and the elasticity of finance(Pages: 279-299) by
Yeva Nersisyan & Flavia Dantas

The transmission mechanism of monetary policy: Microeconomic aspects of macroeconomic issues(Pages: 300-326) by Norberto Montani Martins, Camila Cabral Pires-Alves, André de Melo Modenesi & Karla Vanessa Batista da Silva Leite

Insights on endogenous money and the liquidity preference theory of interest(Pages: 327-348) by Angel Asensio

Keynes against Kalecki on economic method(Pages: 349-375) by Anna Maria Carabelli & Mario Aldo Cedrini

Can a comparative capitalism approach explain fiscal policy activism?(Pages: 376-412) by Thomas Kalinowski & Vladimir Hlasny

Financialization and Portuguese real investment: A supportive or disruptive relationship?(Pages: 413-439) by Ricardo Barradas & Sérgio Lagoa

Announcing the Levy Economic Institute’s 9th Hyman P. Minsky summer seminar(Page: 440)

URL : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/mpke20/40/3?nav=tocList

Courtesy: T&F

ISDA Journal, Volume 27, Issue No.4, Oct-Dec 2017


Assigning administration to participatory spaces: Kerala’s experience from decentralization by Manju S Nair

Working and living conditions of long distance migrants in the construction sector of Kerala by Sheeja J & Sheeja S R

Ram Manohar Lohia: A pathfinder in Indian scenario of decolonizing methodology by Gopakumaran Nair N

A risk society analysis of the emergent epidemic crisis in Kerala by Sajan Thomas

Role of old age policies and programmes in an ageing India: Special reference to Kerala by Johnson M M & Sobha B Nair

Road asset management in local governments: A case study of selected Grama Panchayats in Kerala by Girish Kumar R & Relfi Paul

Federal financing in India: Review of approaches of negotiations by state governments for greater horizontal devolutions by Shubhashansha Bakshi & Ashwani Kumar

Re-visiting the evolution of muslim politics in the pre-independent India: 1877-1932 by Ampotti A K

An assessment of physical fitness and comparison of test results with International norms among Indian boys children in Qatar by Fraijo S C & Madhavan N

A review of biofuel initiatives in India by Aparna Das

Marine fisherfolks in Kerala: Issues and initiatives by Vineetha T

Social security mechanism in plantation industry: A study of tea plantation industry in Kerala by Abdul Nazer & Pavithran K S 

Courtesy : ISDA Journal



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