African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6857

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of unemployed rural youth on rural development (ORIC-13-03)

Muhammad Imran Khurram1, Tahir Munir Butt2*, Babar Shahbaz3, Shakeel Ahmad1, Muhammad Abdul Rahman1, Usman Shakoor4, Badar Naseem Siddiqi4, Muhammad Zakaria Yousaf Hassan5, Han Zhenguo6 and Muhammad Rizwan7
1Sustainable development Policy Institute, G6/3, H.No. 38, Main Embassy Road, Islamabad- Pakistan. 2College of Humanities and Development (COHD), China Agriculture University, Beijing-China and Lecturer, University of Agriculture Faisalabad-Pakistan. 3Institute of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad- Pakistan. 4PMAS Arid Agriculture, University Rawalpindi-Pakistan. 5Agricultural Officer, Gujrat, Muzafarghar, Pakistan. 6College of Humanities and Development (COHD), China Agriculture University, Beijing-China. 7Soneri Bank, Lahore-Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 30 October 2013
  •  Published: 14 November 2013


Rural youth in Pakistan play very significant character in the political, economic, rural development and social change. The research work is the socio-psychological effects on rural development in the aspect of unemployment on the personality of jobless youth in Tehsil Jaranwala, District Faisalabad-Pakistan. A multistage sampling technique was applied for data collection. At the 2nd stage, two union councils were randomly selected from selected tehsil and at the 3rd stage; two villages were randomly selected from selected union councils. Total numbers of 120 respondents were interviewed from different villages. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data for drawing conclusion(s). Majority of the respondents agreed that unemployment leads to poor mental health, drug addiction, corruption, rural development, crime, dishonesty, depression and anxiety. A highly significant association was found between family income of the respondents and psychological impact of unemployment.

Key words: Unemployment, rural development, Pakistan.