Aajeevika Bureau believes that research and practice are closely linked. Understanding the vulnerabilities and needs of migrant workers and their families is an essential first step in delivering the services and solutions they need. We aim to fill current gaps in understanding of seasonal, internal labour migration, and contribute to a growing literature examining this important issue.
The Centre for Migration and Labour Solutions (CMLS), part of Aajeevika Bureau, produces leading research and knowledge on cross-cutting issues affecting migrant workers and their families. CMLS’ research is particularly focused on individuals and families belonging to Scheduled Tribes, who engage in distress migration, and in precarious work. They may face hardship, exploitation and ill-health at some point in their cycle of migration.
CMLS’ key research themes include: the political economy of informal work and labour migration; occupational health and safety at the worksite; chronic poverty and vulnerability of families living in remote rural areas; living conditions of migrant families at destination, and potential housing solutions; women’s work in key industries such as construction; adolescent girls and migration; and the health and nutrition of migration-affected communities.
The CMLS team is a group of researchers who are committed to building knowledge of seasonal, labour migration in India. They are former public servants, journalists, scholars and NGO practitioners, with educational backgrounds from Harvard University, ISS the Hague, Institute of Development Studies - University of Sussex, Kings College London, University of Cambridge, and Delhi University. The CMLS team works closely with field officers across Aajeevika Bureau’s 13 offices to carry out robust primary field research. To contact the CMLS’ team, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centre for Migration and Labour Solutions