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Title:
DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF PUNJABI MIGRATION TO MALAYSIA

Authors:
SUNAINA PATHANIA

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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.