Social Resources Meeting the Health-Services Requirement Amongst Migrant Manual Workers in Patna

  • Anjum ShaheenEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


The concept of universal health accessibility equips every individual, family, and community with knowledge, thus enabling them to take positive action and make sound health choices. Mere availability of opportunities does not solve the problem of lacking health care. Social positioning in society (class status) determines health choices, thus making it problematic for unskilled workers belonging to the migrant category to access better choices for health care. Resilient social resources determine the health knowledge, attitude, and practices of the population. Migrants from similar cultural backgrounds as natives of the city face more of barriers to accessing health services. Knowledge is lacking regarding migrants’ health beliefs and access to health information. Henceforth, the present study attempts to explore social-resources resilience among manual migrant workers at the place of destination as well as the hindrances they face while trying to obtain these social resources.


Worker Migration Social resources Health Communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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