Financial Self-Help Associations among Far West Nepalese Labor Migrants in Delhi, India

Thieme, Susan; Müller-Böker, Ulrike (2004). Financial Self-Help Associations among Far West Nepalese Labor Migrants in Delhi, India. Asian and Pacific migration journal, 13(3), pp. 339-361. Sage 10.1177/011719680401300303

[img] Text
Thieme-Boeker.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (73kB) | Request a copy

Labor migration to India is the most important source of income for people in Far West Nepal. To better understand the effects of labor migration, a research analyzing why and how migrants invest their money in financial self-help organizations was undertaken. Fieldwork was conducted in the communities of origin in Nepal and migrant communities in India. Based on the study, the paper provides an overview of the existing financial self-help associations, their strengths and weaknesses, accessibility and possibilities of benefits and losses for the migrants and their families. The major conclusion is that migration helps to improve income or security but can also undermine a household's financial situation by perpetuating debt and dependency.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Thieme, Susan

ISSN:

0117-1968

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Florian Dolder

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2018 09:20

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2018 09:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/011719680401300303

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119357

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119357

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback