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Occupational mobility among the Kaibarttas: the study based on three urban fringe villages of Dibrugarh district of Assam, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Sociology, Khowang College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 16-21, January,2 (2018)


Occupation refers to a set of activities usually associated with the earning of the individuals. Occupation is a specific activity which an individual continually pursues for the purpose of obtaining a steady flow of income. In traditional Indian Society each caste pursued particular occupations which are regarded as hereditary by tradition and custom of Hindu social system. It is a process of movement from one occupation to another. Occupational mobility may be intra-generational or inter-generational and horizontal or vertical. The basic objective of the paper is to focus occupational mobility among Kaibarttas (SC) living in Urban fringe villages. The study has been confined in three urban fringe villages of Dibrugarh district of Assam, India. The head of the family were the respondent in this study. The respondents of the present study were selected randomly by using sequential list method. Both primary and secondary data have been used in this study. The study reflects a clear picture of occupational mobility from the generation of grand fathers to the present generation i.e. respondents generation with the change of their traditional fishing occupation.


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