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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Youth Bulge, a Forecast of Violence in Developing Countries


Volume 12, Issue 4, September 2015, Pages 1005–1014

 Youth Bulge, a Forecast of Violence in Developing Countries

Muhammad Idrees1, Muhammad Shabbir2, Muhammad Roman3, and Muhammad Atif4

1 Department of Sociology, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 Department of Sociology, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
3 Department of Rural Sociology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
4 Department of Sociology, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Original language: English

Received 28 May 2015

Copyright © 2015 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.

Abstract


The present study has been designed to explore the causes and effects of Youth Bulge in Pakistan. However, youth bulge is a part of population segment which create problem for the whole society. The youth bulge is a common phenomenon in many developing countries due to a stage of development where a country achieves success in reducing infant mortality but mothers still have a high fertility rate. The present research was conducted in the metropolitan entities of Punjab, Pakistan. This research probe the Information regarding demography, household, locality and other socio-cultural variables related to causes and effects of youth bulge in the state. Qualitative information was gather through focus group interviews that was randomly conducted from three selected metropolitan entities (Faisalabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi) of Punjab Province of Pakistan. On the basis of findings it was concluded that large unproductive youth cohorts in Pakistan creates problems for the society in the form of crime, militancy, lawlessness, unemployment and creation of sub cultural youth wings.

Author Keywords: Youth Bulge, Violence, Developing Countries, Focus group interviews.


How to Cite this Article


Muhammad Idrees, Muhammad Shabbir, Muhammad Roman, and Muhammad Atif, “Youth Bulge, a Forecast of Violence in Developing Countries,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 1005–1014, September 2015.