Title: Impact of COVID-19 on the migrant worker livelihood: study in the Jalpaiguri Region, India

Authors: Nirmal Chandra Roy

Addresses: Department of Business Administration (Human Resource), The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Abstract: The study aims to determine the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihood of the local migrant workers. It has been carried out through a structured questionnaire that was designed to collect data from 377 respondents. Simple random sampling method was used to collect the data. In the study, the test of normality has been performed on the collected data and then based on the result of the normality test, appropriate analysis has been made. However, in the study, the Wilcoxon sign rank test has been applied. Analysis has been done through SPSS 23 version. It has been revealed that the local migrant workers, who lost their jobs due to the implementation of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, have been the worst sufferers.

Keywords: Jalpaiguri region; COVID-19; migrant worker; livelihood; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2022.126217

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2022 Vol.13 No.3, pp.243 - 258

Received: 03 Dec 2020
Accepted: 22 Sep 2021

Published online: 17 Oct 2022 *

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