Wednesday, May 14, 2014

International Seminar on Migration, Care Economy and Development @ Centre for Development Studies

International Seminar on Migration, Care Economy and Development
(In honour of Professor K C Zachariah)
September 17-19, 2014
Human migration across borders has been a phenomenon as old as the human history itself, but was somehow neglected from the mainstream disciplines until its socio-economic impacts on the sending and receiving countries were tremendously felt. Today, foreign remittances build the foundation of economic development for many countries, 
which has ignited the curiosity of many researchers worldwide. In the new era of economic changes, migration appears to play an important role of which most aspects remain unexplored. Indeed, the intricacies of migration are becoming much more complex for both the sending and receiving regions in terms of development. With changing age structure of the population all over the world, migration receives increasing attention in terms of providing care for the economically inactive left behind population (children and the elderly) and its social and economic implications on families, the economy and the society as a whole. These provide serious challenges for researchers in developing appropriate 
methodology for the study as well as to enhance complete understanding of the subject. 

This seminar is organised in honour of Professor K C Zachariah, a doyen of migration studies, who with his long and dedicated research on migration has motivated many scholars both in India and abroad to take up migration research, on his 90th birthday, with an aim of discussing all its dimensions with greater precision.The seminar will be held on September 17-19, 2014 at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram and is jointly organised by the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Those interested to take part may send their abstract (not exceeding 300 words) to, latest by June 30, 2014. In addition, we are planning to invite 30 scholars who participated in the earlier CDS migration training program sponsored by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs 
Research Unit on International Migration. The scholars are requested to write to the above email address with the short proposal on how they will beneļ¬t in attending the seminar. The selected authors will be intimated by the middle of July and the full paper has to reach us before August 31, 2014. The selected authors and young scholars will be paid travel grants as well as local hospitality for attending the seminar.

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