The Impact of Labour Migration on Household Well-Being: Evidence from Villages in the Punjab, Pakistan

  • Hisaya Oda
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One of the most significant features of the era of globalization is the cross-border movement of people, especially the migration of those who are looking for job opportunities overseas. It seems evident that international labour migration is rapidly growing. South Asian countries are major sources of migrants due to the lack of employment opportunities and low-income generation within those countries. Thus, the movement of the labour force from rural areas is particularly noticeable in these countries. Migrating to cities or to countries overseas in order to obtain work is one of the few options available to poor villagers.


Foreign Direct Investment Labour Migration School Enrolment Farm Household Migration Decision 
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