Understanding the Dynamics of Migration from Bangladesh to Tripura: Insights from Census Reports

Published On: 2021-12-24 16:09:20

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Author: M.K. Deb and Arobindo Mahato

Author Address: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assam down town University, Guwahati-781026 (Assam), and Assistant Professor, Department of Rural Studies, Tripura University (A Central University) Agartala-799022 (Tripura)

Keywords: Female migrant, immigration, migrant

JEL Codes: F22, J11, J15


The changing character of immigration over time in Tripura led to a huge demographic transition which the is rare in the demographic history of the world. The study attempted to assess the distribution of documented Bangladeshi immigrants in Tripura and measure the trend and pattern of Bangladeshi immigration in the state. The study was based on secondary data computed from the migration tables under the D-series of census reports (1991, 2001 and 2011) to deal with the study's objectives. The study has explored that almost 99 per cent of the total reported immigrants were from Bangladesh. The results revealed that female counterparts had outstripped the male Bangladeshi immigrants while the overall size of the immigrants was diminishing.


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 17 No. 4, 2021, 797-809

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/IJED/21030
NAAS Score: 5.15
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