About the Author
K.C. Zachariah holds a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, United States of America, and is currently Honorary Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was a senior demographer at the World Bank, Washington D.C. (1971-1987), the UN Expert on Demography at the Cairo Demographic Centre (1966-1970) and Deputy Director, International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai (1957-1966). He has worked extensively on migra-tion and co-ordinated four large-scale migration surveys (1998, 2003, 2007 and 2008) in Kerala along with Prof. S. Irudaya Rajan.