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Diverging stories of son preference in South Asia: a comparison of India and Bangladesh
(BRAC University, 2012-11)
In Bangladesh, overall sex ratio has declined from 109.6 (males/females) in the 1950s to 100.3 in 2011. Unlike countries with female deficits, the improvement in sex ratio has extended to the under‐5 age group. This has ...
Does paid work provide a pathway to women's empowerment? Empirical findings from Bangladesh
(BRAC University, 2011-07)
The debate about the relationship between paid work and women’s position within the family and society is a long standing one. Some argue that women’s integration into the market is the key to their empowerment while ...