Migration Patterns

Study of Kosi Flood Disaster on Migrant Children of Bihar, India

Author : Renu Dewan | 2013
Published By: Journal Of Humanities And Social Science

The study examines the effects of sociological and psychological factors on migrant and non-migrant children in Kosi basin. The data obtained by random sampling was based on two sub-groups of Religion (Hindu-Muslim), Gender (Female-Male) and Socio - Economic Status (High-Low). A 2x2x2x2 factorial design was used to study the effect of above mentioned factors on migration of children. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)-12 was applied to study the mental health of migrant and non-migrant children sample. For Analysis of the obtained data, calculation of percentages was applied. The findings indicate that percentage values of mental health scores of Hindu-Muslim low socio-economic status male-female migrant children sample were much lower than their counterparts. It proves that socio-economic status factors have strong impact on mental health of migrant children.

URL : http://iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Vol7-issue4/H0744450.pdf?id=6000

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