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Female labour force participation in Bangladesh : trends, drivers and barriers

  title={Female labour force participation in Bangladesh : trends, drivers and barriers},
  author={Rushidan Islam Rahman and Rizwanul. Islam},
In contrast to the stylized implications of the U-shaped hypothesis, there has been an increase in female labour force participation in Bangladesh, alongside the acceleration in economic growth since the 1990s. In this regard, Bangladesh has witnessed a substantial increase in female employment in labour- intensive export-oriented industries in urban areas. The study also finds that the rapid expansion of micro-finance in rural areas has supported women’s employment. However, the economy in… 

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