Duration Of Residence Case Study

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Duration of residence refers to continuous stay in the village or town where the person is enumerated. This will apply to even a person who is born at the place of enumeration provided he or she had left the village or town and lived elsewhere for some time and has come back to village or town at the time of enumeration. The continuous stay also includes short duration visit away from the village or town for purposes such as tour or any temporary visit. Such visits will not be counted as break in the period of continuous residence. The duration of residence was categorized in terms of all duration, less than 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, 10-19 years and 20 years and more. From this categorization, it is possible to identify the inter-census…show more content…
However, they often visit their parental households. As Indian census counting is based on the de facto status of a person, it is quite likely that some of these women will be enumerated at their place of birth. It seems to be true for the urban to rural and urban to urban streams of migrants also who move to their place of origin after retirement or due to other reasons. It is, therefore, clear that POB criterion underestimates the internal migrants, however it could still be better to measure the international migrants. Based on census data of either POB or POLR, it is not possible to distinguish between permanent, semi-permanent and temporary migrants. In order to differentiate between them, it is necessary to know how long they were away from their place of origin or place of usual residence and also the links they maintain with their native households. Temporary migrants generally stay away from their place of origin or usual residence for less than a year. Given the nature of data available in the census or even in NSS, temporary migrants, seasonal migrants and circulatory migrants are not easily estimated in the study of internal migration in India (Srivastava and Sasikumar,
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