Socio-Psychological Effects of Emigration on Left Behind Women in Buner

  • Adnan Khan University of Agriculture Peshawar-Pakistan
  • Intikhab Alam University of Agriculture Peshawar-Pakistan
  • Ubaid ur Rehman University of Agriculture Peshawar-Pakistan
Keywords: socio-psychological, emigration, women


The present study was conducted to ascertain the socio- psychological effects of emigration on left behind families in district Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The data was collected from 367 sampled respondents, which were selected from four union councils of four tehsils of district Buner. The data was analyzed by using simple percentages and frequency. The chi- square statistics was used to determine association between independent and dependent variables. The study concluded that wives of emigrants faces loneliness; there was more tension in left behind families; basic needs like emotional needs were not fulfilled; conflict has been develop between spouses; emigration of husband force wives to leave the houses for buying of daily needs, goods; in laws start interference and objections on female outside activities. Moreover, the rate of divorce has not been increased after emigration; emigrant’s wives were discriminated by in laws. It is recommended that migrant should increase visiting home or shift their family to abroad to reduce tensions and conflict.