Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Migration in Delhi: 1961-2001

Social Science Research NetworkSocial Science Research Network, 28 May 2012

Aparna Sengupta

“The aim of the study is to do a spatio-temporal study of migration in Delhi. Studies done in relation to a spatio-temporal context helps in disseminating information about the area under observation with respect to two variables: space and time. Spatial in literal sense refers to space and a spatial study connotes the distribution of any phenomena over a defined space or area. No phenomena is evenly distributed over the earth surface and there exists wide variations, migration also is not evenly distributed over entire Delhi, here comes the need for a spatial study to see the distribution pattern of migrants into Delhi and which district of Delhi is attracting huge number of migrants and the reasons associated with it. On the other hand temporal means ‘time’ which is an important parameter to study any phenomena and its growth over space. The time factor will help in analyzing the amount and the magnitude of migrants coming to Delhi from to time since 1961-2001.”