FRITS SELIER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Development Sociology, Free University, Amsterdam
RURAL – URBAN MIGRATION IN PAKISTAN
In many third world countries the astounding rate of urbanization and the related problems of housing and employment are caused not only by natural urban increase but by an enormous influx of migrants as well. Pakistan is no exception, and Karachi demonstrates the magnitude of these problems rather well. This case study of Karachi comprises seven chapters. The first is theoretical; the second relates migration to family and household of the migrant; the third presents the background to rural migration; the fourth analyses the results of a pilot study; chapter five gives the results of a migration survey of several bastis in Karachi; chapter six discusses issues of migration and low income housing in Karachi and the last chapter notes the consequences of the migration-type for community life in the surveyed bastis of Karachi. The research in this book supplements that done in an earlier volume by the author and co-edited with Mehtab Karim, titled Migration in Pakistan, Vanguard Books Ltd, Lahore, 1986.
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS