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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 ...
Harnessing pluralism for better health in Bangladesh
(© 2013 The Lancet, 2013)
How do we explain the paradox that Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in health and human development, yet its achievements have taken place within a health system that is frequently characterised as weak, in terms ...
Community health workers as agents of change: Negotiating pathways of empowerment
(BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2016-09)
In Bangladesh, health and family planning programs were the ﬁrst major employers of rural women in outside paid work. Thus, women community health workers became the pioneers in bringing rural women into outside formal ...
The under reporting of women’s economic activity in Bangladesh: An examination of official statistics
(BRAC Development Institute (BDI), 2011-02)
In Bangladesh, women are engaged in a variety of economic activities ranging from homestead based expenditure saving activities to outside paid work. However, women’s work always remains under-reported, especially women’s ...
Cultural norms, economic incentives and women’s labour market behaviour: Empirical insights from Bangladesh
(Taylor & Francis, 2017-11-12)
This paper sets out to explore a seeming puzzle in the context of Bangladesh. There is a considerable body of evidence from the country pointing to the positive impact of paid work on women’s position within family and ...
The contested relationship between paid work and women’s empowerment: Empirical analysis from Bangladesh
(Springer Link, 2018-04-01)
The debate about the empowerment potential of women’s access to labour market opportunities is a long-standing one but it has taken on fresh lease of life with the increased feminization of paid work in the context of ...