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Social Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Indian Migrant Workers: A Survey-Based Investigation

Author(s) Dr. Ashu Ram
Country India
Abstract This research investigates the social impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on Indian migrant workers, aiming to fill a literature gap by providing empirical insights into their experiences and challenges during the pandemic. Utilizing a cross-sectional survey design, data were collected through structured interviews with 200 migrant workers across various regions of India. The study analyzed the impact on employment status, sources of financial support, mental health outcomes, changes in social support networks, access to healthcare services, coping mechanisms, perception of government support, and willingness to return to urban centers for work. The findings highlight a significant decline in employment, reliance on savings and remittances, heightened mental health burden, erosion of social support networks, barriers to healthcare access, diverse coping strategies, dissatisfaction with government support, and reluctance to return to urban centers post-lockdown. These findings underscore the urgent need for targeted interventions and policy responses to address the socio-economic and psychological needs of migrant workers, promote resilience, and build more inclusive and equitable societies.
Keywords COVID-19, lockdown, migrant workers, social impact, employment, mental health, social support, healthcare access, coping mechanisms, government support
Field Sociology
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-09
Cite This Social Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Indian Migrant Workers: A Survey-Based Investigation - Dr. Ashu Ram - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20183
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