Examining the Economic Consequences of Immigration: The Indian Context
Authored by : Jenny Susan John
Edited by : Kausumi Saha
For millennia, people have migrated in search of better economic opportunities and quality of life across the world. While international migration has tended to generate positive social and economic outcomes for both source and destination nations, it has also led to a surge in anti-immigrant sentiments and violent contestations between communities. The recent surge in anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies across many countries, including India, is a continuation of this dialectic process. However, available evidence seems to suggest that arguments against immigrants and immigration are both surprising and unsubstantiated, particularly regarding its economic effect. This paper evaluates the economic impact of international immigration to develop a more nuanced understanding of the current situation of immigration/emigration, particularly in India.
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