Occupational Mobility and Economic Development in the Dhobis of Dibrugarh and Duliajan Towns of Assam
Suresh Kumar Sahu

Dr. Suresh Kumar Sahu. Asst. Professor (Contractual), Department of Sociology, Naharkatiya College, Naharkatia.

Manuscript received on October 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 617-623 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4497119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4497.119119
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Abstract: The Dhobis in Assam is passing through gradual economic development due to occupational mobility since independence. The traditional economic way of life of Dhobis has been changing gradually. Therefore, this paper aims to study pattern of occupational mobility and analyse its role for their economic development. The data were collected on 25th Oct to 3rd Dec 2015 by administering structured interview schedule to a random sample of Dhobi respondents in Dibrugarh and Duliajan towns in upper Assam.
Keywords: Dhobis, Occupational Mobility, Economic Development, Social change.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences