MEASURING THE FACTORS OF LIMITED PARTICIPATION OF YOUTH IN POLITICS OF PUNJAB (PAKISTAN)
This research provides an overlook at political participation behavior of youth in Punjab Province of Pakistan. This paper consists of different factors that cause low youth participation in politics. The affecting factors on voting behavior and political participation include lack of interest, public issues, economic factors, senior politicians, family influence, regional affiliations and corruption of leaders. This literature is examined through the lens of seven guiding questions. Quantitative approach is used to conduct this study so a questionnaire was framed to accumulate data from more than 4200 respondents. The qualitative approach included close group discussion and interview which was conducted from university level students. This research will provide well-informed reflection of thinking of youth about low participation of youth in politics. This study portrayed the facts that age, family income, political affiliation, and other factors affected voting in national and local elections. The results viewed that participation of youth in politics is an important factor and now youth has acquired wisdom for the said purpose.