A study on the Working and Living Condition of Migrant Workers in Rajakkamangalam Block of Kanyakumari District

1S. Sugirtha

2Dr. A. Seilan

1Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli,
2Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli


This study was made to find out the working and living condition experienced by migrant workers in Kanyakumari District. Through a rigorous examination employing both quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews, several crucial facets pertaining to their livelihoods and daily existence have been revealed. The findings of this study illuminate the challenging circumstances faced by migrant workers in this region. Their work often entails prolonged hours, minimal wages, and inadequate social welfare provisions, indicative of vulnerabilities within the labor market. Living conditions emerged as a pivotal concern, with a substantial portion of migrant workers are lacking basic amenities like clean water, sanitation facilities, and proper healthcare access. To address these challenges, concerted efforts from various stakeholders are imperative. Policy interventions aimed at safeguarding labor rights, improving living conditions, ensuring access to healthcare, and fostering educational opportunities for migrant children are crucial steps toward enhancing the quality of life for these individuals.


Migrant Workers, Working and Living Conditions, Push Factors, Pull factors

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