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Married

49

56

Unmarried

44

42

Divorced

0

0

Separated

6

2

Widowed

1

0

Total

100

100

Table 16. Marital status Marital Status

(4) Migratory status

Current workers

Retrenched workers

Almost all the sample workers are of rural workers and four of the retrenched workers.

origin except two of the current They come from various districts,

but

it

is

noteworthy

that

the

Barishal

district

provided

the

highest

number

of

workers in workers).

both samples (16 of the current workers and 26 of the Other major districts of origin are Pirojpur, Mymensingh,

retrenched Narsingdi,

Commilla, Faridpur and Jamalpur. This migration trend in Bangladesh (Afsar 2000).

is

in

conformity

with

the

general

Less than 6 months ago

1

0

6-12 months ago

5

0

1-3 years ago

17

34

3-5 years ago

31

32

5-10 years ago

33

22

More than 10 years ago

11

8

Total

98

96

Retrenched workers

Table 17.

Time of migration

Current workers

Table

17

shows

when

the

migrant

workers

moved

to

Dhaka.

Those

who

have

resided more than ten years in cities constitute only one tenth of the total sample.

As

for

the

retrenched

workers,

the

highest

number

migrated

between

one

and

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