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Social Structure of Pakistan: An Attempt at Developing Some Concepts



    (Women's Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad)


In this paper J would like to introduce three interrelated propositions about the Social structure of Pakistan: (i) that Pakistan society is characterized by a social stratification process which is compensatory in nature; (ii) that the compensatory process of social stratification over the years has given rise to status-centric value orientation; and (iii) that the most significant indicator of status-centric orientation is emergence of artificial middle class which can be distinguished from real middle class in terms of norms

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  • Sabeeha Hafeez, 1985. "Social Structure of Pakistan: An Attempt at Developing Some Concepts," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 24(3-4), pages 619-642.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:24:y:1985:i:3-4:p:619-642

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    1. Melo, Oscar & Vogt, Michael G., 1984. "Determinants of the demand for imports of Venezuela," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 351-358, April.
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