Title: DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF PUNJABI
MIGRATION TO MALAYSIA
Authors: SUNAINA PATHANIA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN HISTORY,
GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY, AMRITSAR, INDIA
MLA 8 PATHANIA, SUNAINA. "DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF PUNJABI MIGRATION TO MALAYSIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 869-880, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=60. Accessed 2018.
APA PATHANIA, S. (2018, March). DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF PUNJABI MIGRATION TO MALAYSIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(3), 869-880. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=60
Chicago PATHANIA, SUNAINA. "DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF PUNJABI MIGRATION TO MALAYSIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 3 (March 2018), 869-880. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=60.
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Abstract: The present study focus on the Punjabis residing in Malaysia. The study deals with the historical
process and pattern of their migration. Survey was conducted among the Punjabis residing in
Malaysia in order to get first-hand knowledge about their reasons of migration, occupational
profile, their current status in the country of their adoption. It has been found that Punjabis
formed 4.7 per cent in Malaysia out of the total population of Indians. Majority of Punjabis in
Malaysia are from Malwa region followed by Majha and least from Doaba region of Punjab.
Although almost every Punjabi migrate to these countries due to economic reasons, however
some of them decided to permanently settle there. It has been found that 44 per cent in Malaysia
are permanent residents while fifty six per cent are on work permit. Further, twenty six per cent
Punjabis are skilled workers, twenty four per cent are professional workers, twenty eight per cent
are businessmen and ten per cent are unskilled workers. Most of the first and second generation
migrants are indulged in traditional business such as textiles manufacturing while third and
fourth generation are indulging themselves in other professions.
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