Parental household income plays an essential role in the personality development and well-being of its members. The study aims to discover the perception of unemployed educated youth towards the tradition of cousin marriages. The study was conducted TurbatKech, southern part of Balochistan, by employing qualitative research design. Data for this purpose was collected through qualitative techniques from 30 unemployed educated young adults who were selected through purposive sampling. Economic dependency and financial constraints are considered the key driving forces among unemployed educated youth that persuade them to prefer consanguinity. Furthermore, caste system within the society induces individual to prefer their own blood while making spouse selection. The present study illustrates lack of economic independence among educated youth. In order to bring positive behavioral change among youth what matters the most is to give them socio-economic independence and alternatives other than marrying them off
1-Sadia Saeed Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Nooral Barkat MPhil. Scholar, Department of Sociology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Aneela Sultana Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Economy, tradition, society, education, Unemployed, Cousin Marriage