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Socio-economic effects of international migration on the families left behind


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  • Abbasi, Nasreen
  • Mohammad, Irfan
  • Gil, Javed Akbar
  • Ghulam Mustafa, Zahid
  • Ghulam Mohammad, Arif


In this paper, behavioural differentials of members in two categories of households pertaining to labour force participation, schooling of children and consumption patterns are studied. In addition, the attitudinal and personality changes of married females and children are discussed. Furthermore, some clinical evidence on the psychological effects of emigration on wives and children left behind are provided.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39609.

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Date of creation: 1983
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39609

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Keywords: Behavioural Differentials; Household analysis; labour force participation; schooling of children; consumption patterns; attitudinal and personality changes; Psychological effects of emigration on wives and children left behind;

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  1. Mohammad Irfan & Lionel Demery & Ghulam Mohammad Arif, 1983. "Migration Patterns in Pakistan: Preliminary Results from the PLM survey, 1979," PLM Project Reports, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics 1983:6, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  2. Kahn, Mohammed Ali & Sirageldin, Ismail, 1979. "Education, Income, and Fertility in Pakistan," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 27(3), pages 519-47, April.
  3. Mohammad Irfan, 1981. "An Introduction to Studies in Population Labour Force and Migration. A PODE/ILO-UNFPA Project," PIDE-Working Papers, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics 1981:118, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  4. Faiz Bilquees & Shahnaz Hamid, 1981. "Impact of International Migration on Women and Children Left Behind. A Case Study of a Punjabi Village," PIDE-Working Papers, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics 1981:115, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
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  1. Muhammad Irfan, 2010. "A Review of the Labour Market Research at PIDE 1957-2009," PIDE Books, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, number 2010:1 edited by Rashid Amjad & Aurangzeb A. Hashmi, June.
  2. Stahl CW, 1984. "International labour migration and the ASEAN economies," ILO Working Papers, International Labour Organization 231869, International Labour Organization.


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