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 Special Issue: S Irudaya Rajan a& AKM Ahsan Ullah (2023) From knowledge to action: South Asian diaspora engagement in times of crisis, South Asian Diaspora, 15:2, 123-136, DOI: 10.1080/19438192.2023.2240611



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International Migration / Internal Migration / Health

Registering benefits: A future path of action for self-employed workers

Published on May 18, 2021


A number of these self-employed workers lack of any social or economic safety net. This was especially exemplified during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis where self-employed and informal workers, who are made up significantly of migrant workers, are bereft of family welfare support or health benefits and left without recourse to provide during lockdown (betrayed by employers) except by trying to return home (reverse migration) at all costs – often with tragic consequences.