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Mobility/Migration by Marriage: Over half (51%) of married women in Pakistan reside in the same city/village as their parents after marriage; only 3% say they live in a different province.

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, over half (51%) married Pakistani women reside in the same city/village as their parents’ after their marriage whereas only 3% say they live in a different province.

 A nationally representative sample of married women from across the four provinces was asked “Where is your parents’ house?” 51% of the women responded that their parents’ house is in the same city/village, 36% said that it is in the district, but not in the city/village they currently reside in, 9% said that it in the province they reside in but not in the district, 3% said that it is in the country but not in the same province; whereas, 1% did not know or did not respond.

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