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Association between Absence of Father and Deviancy among the Children of Overseas Workers from Buner, Pakistan

Khalid Saeed1 and Amir Zada Asad2

Abstract
This article is based on the field data collected for a PhD work on the socio-economic
impacts of overseas labour export. These impacts also included the impacts of the
overseas labour induced absence of fathers from families resulting in delinquency of
male children. Associated with affluence and abrupt heavy remittance to the family,
the male children in particular astray the norms.
Data was collected from children of the overseas workers, mostly working in
Malaysia. Sociologist and psychologists are of the opinion that there is a definite
relationship between absence of the patriarch from the family for a long time and
defective socialization and disciplining of the adolescent‟s male children in particular.

Keywords: Overseas labour export, remittance, absence of the patriarch, children of
the overseas workers, deviance