Seasonal Migration and Rural Markets: Empirical Evidence from Telangana, India

  • Vijay Korra Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad
Keywords: Labor, Migration, Resources, Rural markets, Seasonal, Decision-Making


This paper explores how household amenities, resources and rural markets influence rural household decision-making. The analysis is based on a 2010 field survey in Mahabubnagar District of Telangana State, India. The study reveals that the majority of the households across the study villages possess minimum basic resources, and non-migrant households were at an advantage in almost all aspects as compared to migrant households. Migrant-sending households are not only susceptible to migration under duress, but they also live in sub-standard conditions at the place of origin.


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Korra, V. (2016). Seasonal Migration and Rural Markets: Empirical Evidence from Telangana, India. Social Science Asia, 2(1), 60-76. Retrieved from
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