Household strategies of the professional vehicle drivers living in Dhaka mega city
BM Sajjad Hossain, Mohammad Aktaruzzaman Khan
The livelihood approach focuses on both material and non-material dimensions of a community. The paper aims to explain the recent livelihood scenario and the household strategies adopted by the professional motor vehicle drivers living in Dhaka city. Primary data have been collected from two hundred professional drivers living in four different neighborhoods in Dhaka City, by using a structured questionnaire. To supplement primary data, secondary data have also been collected from relevant sources too. The study reveals that, what are the different household strategies of the large number of drivers which is continued over the years. However, the paper argues that the drivers adopt such strategies through their household to survive in this city as they have limited access to existing economic and social systems.