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Socioeconomic Analysis of the Migrated Rickshaw Pullers in Comilla City of Bangladesh

Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 1142–1147

 Socioeconomic Analysis of the Migrated Rickshaw Pullers in Comilla City of Bangladesh

Md. Nazmus Sadekin1, Most. Asikha Aktar2, and Mohammad Habibullah Pulok3

1 Department of Economics, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Bangladesh
2 Department of Economics, Comilla University, Bangladesh
3 Department of Economics, Southeast University, Bangladesh

Original language: English

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Rickshaw is very popular as a mode of transport in Bangladesh. Every year from different part of Bangladesh a large number of literate and illiterate people join the labour market. Because of the insufficient jobs in the labour market, most of these people try to find jobs in the informal sector like rickshaw pulling. This study is conducted to analyze the socioeconomic conditions of those people who are involved in the rickshaw pulling occupation in the city of Comilla, Bangladesh. The objectives of this study are to find out the causes of migration, asses the demographic status and the previous occupation and finally analysis the income-expenditure status and remitting behaviour of the migrated rickshaw pullers. 150 rickshaw pullers have been randomly selected for the study purposes. The findings of the study reveal that rickshaw pulling is an easy way of earning more money and employment but the social status of the rickshaw pullers are not satisfactory and it is not an economically sufficient way to earn the livelihood in the long run.

Author Keywords: Earnings, expenditure, migration, remittance, seasonal variations.

How to Cite this Article

Md. Nazmus Sadekin, Most. Asikha Aktar, and Mohammad Habibullah Pulok, “Socioeconomic Analysis of the Migrated Rickshaw Pullers in Comilla City of Bangladesh,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1142–1147, September 2014.