PEARL Multidisciplinary Journal

Reasons for Migration and Socio-Economic Status of Migrant Construction Workers in North India


In a population of 20,000 migrant construction workers in selected strata in Gurgaon and New Delhi, 2670 samples were examined. The socioeconomic status of migrant construction workers and various reasons for migration were investigated. An extensive number of village youngsters, including minors, were employed as migratory construction labourers, according to the exploratory research and case study. The leading causes of young migration to cities are poverty, a lack of employment opportunities, and the children’s requirements in terms of health and education. Their exposure to government social programmes is insufficient, and their saving habits were found to be highly unbalanced.



Migrant Construction Workers, Reasons for Migration, Socio-Economic Status, Saving Habits.

Author Affiliations

Prince C P1*, Sinimole K R2

1 P G Department of Psychology, Salesian College, Siliguri, West Bengal

2 Business Analytics, Rajagiri Business School, Kakkanad, Kerala


15 August 2022