Prevalence and Determinants Of Intergenerational Métiers Mobility of the Labourers of Assam Tea Gardens


  • Shrabanti Maity Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Vidyasagar University, Midapore, West Bengal, India.
  • Dipshikha Buragohain Research Scholar, Vidyasagar University, Midapore, West Bengal, India.


Tea Garden Labourer, Occupational Mobility, Transition Matrices, Multinomial Logistic Regression, Assam.


The study aims to explore the intergenerational métiers mobility pattern of Assam tea garden labourers. Simultaneously, the current study unfolds the various factors responsible for this phenomenon. This predominantly empirical study utilises the Transition matrices and Multinomial Logistic Regression on 251 household-level primary data to explore the objectives. The empirical results disclose that horizontal motility is more prominent than vertical motility among the tea garden labourers of Assam. Various social-economic-demographic factors, like years of education, annual household expenditures, sex, and the number of dependents influence the vertical motility among the labourers of Assam tea gardens. The study also offer suitable policy prescriptions.


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Maity, S., & Buragohain, D. (2023). Prevalence and Determinants Of Intergenerational Métiers Mobility of the Labourers of Assam Tea Gardens. Journal of Rural Development, 41(2), 243–258. Retrieved from