At age 28, Mussarat already has four children. The oldest is 10 years and the youngest is six months. She begins her day, running to a water pump to pick up the water in plastic drums to her home, where there is not enough water. She hurries to send her two older children to school and her husband to work, then locked her two young children at home before running off to work as a servant in a house in Clifton.
“I married by force,” she said, speaking of her husband, who works as a garbage collector in a local municipality. “But soon after, I was caught up in a cycle of abuse. We would like to argue with each other, he would beat me and not leave money in the house to eat, the pregnancy came one after another and my health has also suffered.”
Today, his life seems to be on the verge of endless fatigue. After working a sweep, cloth, cloth, washing, ironing and folding, he rushed to his house to check for small children locked up unsupervised. He then rushed to pick up his children from school, take them home and made lunch to feed them. At home, the hard work of household chores is repeated again, but this time for him and his young family.
The list of complaints is long Musarat but none of unjust. Strongly lodged at the bottom of the scale of Pakistani youth, there seems to be little in his life. The only thing he can do is fight tooth and nail to educate his children and empower them; This is the only light in the tunnel. Somehow, she regrets her kismet. In many others, the complaint lies in the circumstances in which it is.
According to a recent survey, the most “stressed” population in Pakistan is its millennia – those over 18 to 33 years. This is a warning sign on fire: Pakistan is the fifth largest “young country” in the world. A recent report by the United Nations Population Fund made the assertion that 200 million people, 63% of the population of Pakistan is young.
Of these, 58.5 million are 20 to 24 years, while 69 million are under 15 years. Stress can be deadly, and if most young people are pushed to stress, there is surely something wrong in society on a blog for the World Bank, said economist Justin Yifu Lin that a young bump begins to form when child mortality Has declined, but mothers still have high fertility rates.
As a result, much of the population is children and young adults. “In a country where young adults entering working age, the country’s dependency ratio – that is, the proportion of the non-working age population for the working-age population – will decline,” Lin says. The economist argues that a young person can become a bulge dividend demographic or a bomb, depending on how the population is employed in productive activities.
“If the increase in the number of people of working age can be fully employed in productive activities, under equal circumstances, the average per capita income level is expected to increase accordingly. A demographic dividend, “Lin writes.” However, if a large cohort of young people who can not find work and earn a satisfactory income, rising youth will become a demographic bomb, since a large mass of frustrated young people will likely become In a potential source of social and political instability. “