Inter-Sectoral Mobility: The Case of Migrant Labourers in the Secondary Sector of Marine Fisheries of Karnataka

Swathi Lekshmi, P S (2017) Inter-Sectoral Mobility: The Case of Migrant Labourers in the Secondary Sector of Marine Fisheries of Karnataka. International Journal of Extension Education, 13. pp. 11-16.

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    The marine fisheries sector represents a transition from a subsistence economy to a highly industrialized one. The employment potential of the secondary and tertiary sectors in marine fisheries has increased tremendously in the present scenario of globalization and liberalization. The present paper documents the case of migrant labourers from Tamilnadu who have been forced to migrate from an agrarian economy in to fisheries based economy in coastal Karnataka in order to support their livelihood, due to frequent droughts, crop failure and reduced wages faced by them as agricultural labourers in their native state. The study conducted in Mangalore fisheries harbour in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka documents the socio-economic profile of the migrants, the peak, medium and lean seasons of fishing, the differential wage patterns among the men and women labourers, and the factors which discriminated the high and low levels of aspiration among the migrants. The Discriminant function analysis revealed that, variables namely age, education, family type and annual income had shown positive influence in differentiating the high from low levels of aspiration among migrant labourers. The results of theWilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test showed that significant differences were found in between high and low levels of aspiration with respect to variables such as education status of the respondents, occupational experience and the level of awareness of developmental programmes.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Migrant labourers, Socio-personal, Socio-economic and Socio-psychological factors, Push and Key words: pull factors, Aspiration
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 06:17
    Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 06:17

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