Course Title: Population, Migration and Remittance

Course No.:  RDS 581

Nature of the Course: Theory                                                             Period per Week: 3

Year: Second                                                                                      Time per Period: 1 hour

Semester: Third                                                                                   Total Period: 48

Level: MA

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to enhance knowledge of students on population and its interrelationship with migration and remittance. The topics are as follows:

Course Contents                                                                                                                 LH

Unit I: Fertility, Mortality and Development                                                                      15

1.1 Population as a development issue

1.2 Fertility, culture and development

1.3 Mortality, disease and development

Unit II: Migration and Development                                                                                   10

2.1 Conceptualizing migration

2.2 Relevant theories of migration

2.3 Migration and development linkage

2.4 World migration report 2018

Unit III: Migration and Remittances                                                                                   15

4.1 Remittances and conceptual Issues

4.2 Determinants of migrant remittances

4.3 Role of remittances in rural development

4.4 Trends in migration and remittances

Unit IV: Migration and Remittances Interrelationship in Nepalese Context                  8

3.1 Migration trends and patterns in Nepal

3.2 Labour migration and remittances in Nepal

3.3 Remittances trends in Nepal


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