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International Journal of Management and Development Studies
Year : 2015, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : ( 366) Last page : ( 374)
Print ISSN : 2321-1423. Online ISSN : 2320-0685.

Economic Conditions of Migrant Workers Engaged in Knitwear Industry: A Study in Tiruppur District, Tamilnadu

Sakthivel P.1,*, Hariharan R.2

1Ph. D Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu

2Assistant Professor of Economics, Centre for Rural Development, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu

*Corresponding author: P. Sakthivel can be contacted at: sakthieconomics@gmail.com

Online published on 11 June, 2019.


Migration in Tiruppur is more because it is an industrial area with good job opportunities paying good salary which has continuous flow of income, and sophisticated urban life. Migrant worker from knit wear industry in Tiruppur district are facing many economic problems in day to day life by their staying place and occupational place. Keeping this view, the present study makes an attempt to study the economic aspects of migrant workers engaged in knitwear industry in Tiruppur district of Tamilnadu. The required data for this study were selected from 120 migrant workers engaged in knit-wear industry to get a sample of 30 migrants comprising 15 male and 15 female from each of these four wards giving an area sample of Tiruppur District. It was found that the migrant workers engaged mainly were technically singer, and non-technically helper. Most of the workers worked on an average of 60 to 80 hours per week, and three-fourth of the respondent had saving habits. Better income was found to be thrust pull factor in the destination area as against poverty and debt as push factors in the place of birth. Better work opportunities, long term work contract and family pressure were positively associated with their move to Tiruppur indicating an increase in these variables towards economic satisfaction of the migrant workers. It may be suggested that the workers may be provided equal opportunities for their overall upliftment including education and career development of their children with the help of available and innovative workers’ welfare policies.



Economic condition, Migrants, Migration, Tiruppur district, etc.


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