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Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences

Year: 2003  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 50 - 52

Socio-economic Condition of Tobacco Industry Labour Family at Haragass, Rangpur, Bangladesh

1Mannan M. A, 2Rahman S.M.Z and 3Ali M.A


The aim of the study was to evaluate the socio-economic condition of tobacco industry labour family at Haragass, Rangpur district, Bangladesh. Fifty eight labour families were included in this study. A questioner was developed to interview the family with the help of Department of Sociology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The survey was emphases on the children education and labour, family income and pattern of land ownership. The families were selected by random sampling. The data were collected by direct interviewing the family members individually. Close observations were made about their housing and sanitation during interviewing and recorded. All family members including the children are involved in incoming and their combine weekly income is about BDT. 1360 i.e. USD. 26 (1 BDT= USD 53). Most of labour families are landless. Children usually go to the school as Government gives some subsidy to primary school going children. About sixty percent children are engaged with tobacco industry.