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THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL MIGRATIONS ON INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTION IN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

Muhammad, Farooq (2006) THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL MIGRATIONS ON INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTION IN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN. PhD thesis, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

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Internal migration redistributes population and workforce from rural to urban areas. This study was designed to investigate the impact of internal migration on family and individuals at destination and origin. The dissertation consists of five chapters dealing with many of the fundamental aspect of internal migration; including determinants and consequences of migration, migrants socio-economic and demographic charatercteristics, interrelationships of migrants and family left behind at origin. The main objective of this study is to explore the relationship about the socio-economic status, health care, parents’ attitude toward children’s education, parents’ opinion about children marriage and political participation before and after migration with the t-test. Probit estimation technique was used for the cross sectional data collected during the year 2002-2003 to examine the impact of the migration towards the improvement of the individuals and family/ household in the rural and urban areas of Pakistan. The study was carried out in two research areas i.e. Faisalabad city and four Tehsils of Faisalabad District (Faisalabad, Jaranwala, Thandlianwala and Sammudri). The selection of the District was arbitrary, but it is typical of many districts where rural area is deprived of jobs and sub-standard educational, medical sewerage and recreational facilities. This district is typical of those districts experiencing high out migration rates from rural areas. The survey is based on a sample about 300 households form eight circle areas of the city and 300 households form eight different villages. Information obtained from the head of households, which covers the objectives of the study and social and economic background of the migrants and their families. Probit estimation technique was used to test the seven hypotheses that need to be refuted and or accepted for meaningful policy imperatives to arrest the increasing trend of the internal migration. Thus, Probit model analysis proves that the migrants have been able to significantly improve the socio-economic status and adopted the modern values irrespective whether they settled in the urban areas or rural areas of Pakistan

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:internal migrations, punjab, pakistan, political participation, faisalabad, jaranwala, thandlianwala, sammudri, consequences of migration, determinants of migration, village setting, remittances
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Sociology (g19)
ID Code:763
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:19 Oct 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:02

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