Child Labour Migration and Access of their Parents’ to Basic Needs: A Quantitative Study of Dir Upper Pakistan


  • Sami Ullah Department of Sociology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal, Dir Upper, Pakistan.
  • Ihsan Ullah Khan Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan | Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
  • Tariq Ali Department of Political Science, Islamia College-University Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan.



Basic Needs, Social Status, Labour Migration, International Labour Migration, Migrant’s Parents


The improvement in access to resources ensures high social status in these traditional societies. This study investigates labour migration and their parents’ access to basic needs of life. It upgraded the social status of parents and left behind families. The study sample included of three selected villages of union council Doag Dara, district Dir Upper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. A sample size of 278 respondents was selected by using the stratified random sampling technique. Chi-squire test was used to find the significance of association between access to basic needs and social status of the emigrant’s parents. Social status of the respondents was significantly associated with access to different variables investigated in the research. Revitalizing the positive traits of family institution to enhance taking care and comfort of elderly people and reducing their workload, especially in activities that involve physical exertion, were the major recommendations.


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How to Cite

Ullah, S., Khan, I. U., & Ali, T. (2018). Child Labour Migration and Access of their Parents’ to Basic Needs: A Quantitative Study of Dir Upper Pakistan. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 2(1), 29–36.



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