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Seasonal migration and health in India: Constraints for research and practice

Divya Ravindranath and Divya Varma

Ideas for India for more evidence-based policy (Published March 2019)

Seasonal migrants in India engage in temporary informal work in work environments that actively flout labour laws on wages, work hours, and living conditions. The most significant impact of this is on the health outcomes of workers and their children. In this note, Varma and Ravindranath describe the roadblocks in conducting in-depth enquiries into migrants’ health status and healthcare-seeking behaviour, and designing and implementing health programmes conducive to their needs.

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Elizabeth Hampson

I am a masters student of public policy at the University of Edinburgh, hoping to work on refugee and immigration policy after my degree. I have been an artist my entire life, and continue to pursue it through learning as many craft skills as I can afford. I hope you enjoy my musings on various topics!