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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 ...
National discourses on women's empowerment in Bangladesh: continuities and change
(BRAC University, 2011-07)
As Bangladesh turns 40, improvements in women’s wellbeing and increased agency are claimed to be some of the most significant gains in the postindependence era. Various economic and social development indicators show that ...