All posts by Christophe Jalil Nordman

Tracking of individual migrants

The NEEMSIS has now entered the phase of implementing an additional quantitative survey (a tracking) among individual migrants who have left the RUME-NEEMSIS survey area since 2010. These new migrant data allow us to capture different levels of networks (district/ regional/ national) while accounting for socio-economic characteristics of these migrants. The migrant questionnaire includes standard household and socio-demographic questions and adds specific migration, working conditions, social networks and (cognitive and non-cognitive) skills modules.

Video interview of a migrant in April 2019 in Cuddalore district.

Networks, Employment, dEbt, Mobilities and Skills in India Survey (NEEMSIS)

The NEEMSIS aims at understanding the links between labour, skills, social and professional dynamics and social networks formation in South India.

It explores how the formation of skills and social networks, especially those defined at the community and individual levels, influence the characteristics of individuals’ trajectories in terms of social status, employment and migration.

This NEEMSIS data collection is the continuity of Rural Microfinance and Employment Survey collected in 2010, and provides therefore a household and individual panel dataset in rural South India.

This blog gathers the results, data, pictures, events and publications stemming from the NEEMSIS, that was implemented from August 2016 to May 2017 in South India (Tamil Nadu), and supervised by a team of IRD and IFP researchers in Pondicherry.