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Socio-Economic Effects of International Migration on The Families Left Behind

  • Nasreen Abbasi

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

  • Mohammad Irfan

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

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 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its series PLM Project Reports with number 1983:7.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 1983
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Handle: RePEc:pid:plmrep:1983:7
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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 1983:6, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  2. Mohammad Irfan, 1981. "An Introduction to Studies in Population Labour Force and Migration. A PODE/ILO-UNFPA Project," PIDE-Working Papers 1981:118, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  3. 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 1981:115, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  4. 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.
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