Title: Poverty alleviation and plight of migrant workers: socio-legal issues in the pandemic phase

Authors: Zubair Ahmed Khan

Addresses: USLLS, GGSIP University, New Delhi, 110078, India

Abstract: Poverty construes an inequitable condition where the magnitude of deprivation is a serious subject-matter. It has been considered as the greatest violation of human rights as well. It is important to understand that how so far existing poverty alleviation programs are equipped enough to do social justice considering the rise of destitution and unemployment in the present pandemic phase. The issue of situational poverty is another subject-matter of contemplation due to inter-migration/reverse migration and continuous lockdown. The paper will explore different dimensions of socio-economic justice against poverty. It is important to understand the role of policymakers as to how poverty reduction schemes will be successful despite having institutional gaps and lack of operationalisation. It is matter of contemplation as to how the decentralisation in institutions and social entrepreneurship will help in tackling the issue of poverty and different plights of migrant workers.

Keywords: poverty; migrant workers; social security; social protection floor; SPF.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2022.119444

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2022 Vol.9 No.1, pp.39 - 50

Received: 09 Apr 2021
Accepted: 20 Apr 2021

Published online: 05 Dec 2021 *

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