Department for International Development (DFID)
This research is based on newly available survey rounds of the ICRISAT VLS from 2005–06, and a tracking survey of all individuals who used to be in the original sample from the six core ICRISAT VLS in 1975–84 and have now migrated. The resulting 30-year longitudinal dataset has been used to assess how migration has affected the living standards of these individuals, compared to those that stay behind from the same families. Using a comprehensive consumption measure and adjusted for differential cost of living, the study finds considerable increases in the standard of living for most in the sample. The results also indicate a considerable premium for those who have migrated permanently, compared to their relatives who stayed behind. However, no differences are found when focusing on subjective welfare indicators. The study offers a theoretical risk-sharing framework to interpret these findings.
Date: 13 April, 2012
Time: 11:00 A.M.
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