• Corpus ID: 17436671

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… 
Status of Female Labour Force Participation in Bangladesh: Trend and Factors
Female labor force participation is an important driver of growth and development. During the early stage of growth of Bangladesh, there is a relationship between economic growth and women’s
How Women Are Faring in Bangladeshi Labour Market?: Evidences from Labour Force Survey Data
In Bangladesh, despite of increased participation in the labour market in recent decades, women are still lagging behind men by a significant margin with the formers being concentrated mostly in low
Gender Dimensions of Developing Labour Markets
Chapter 8 focuses on the gender dimensions of labour markets in low-income countries. While women’s employment rates tended to increase with economic development and falling fertility rates in Latin
The Puzzles and Contradictions of the Indian Labour Market: What Will the Future of Work Look Like?
  • S. Verick
  • Economics
    SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 2018
Analysing the Indian labour market poses inherent challenges given the country's size and diversity. Rather than a case of "jobless growth", India has experienced concentrated employment growth,
What Explains Uneven Female Labor Force Participation Levels and Trends in Developing Countries?
  • S. Klasen
  • Economics
    The World Bank Research Observer
  • 2019
Rapid fertility decline, a strong expansion of female education, and favorable economic conditions should have promoted female labor force participation in developing countries. Yet trends in
Gender Determinants of Informal Labour Force Participation in Cameroon: The Role of Education
One of the most salient features of developing countries is the preponderance of the informal sector. This sector employs more than 90% of the labour in Cameroon. The main objective of this paper is
The Challenge of Youth Employment in Asia: Lessons from Four Fast‐Growing Economies
The situation of youth in relation to the labour market is a matter of serious concern for many governments, and an issue of increasing focus in international policy discussions. This paper draws on
Linking Long-Term Trends of Female Unpaid Work and Macro Economy: A Preliminary Modeling of Pakistan Data
During 1991-2015, the female contributing family workers (CFWs) in agriculture in Pakistan fluctuated between 52-71 percentages. In spite of Pakistan’s transition to a lower middle income country in
Missing from the Market: Purdah Norm and Women's Paid Work Participation in Bangladesh
Despite significant improvement in female schooling over the last two decades, only a small proportion of women in South Asia are in wage employment. We revisit this puzzle using a nationally
Farm-Nonfarm Labor Mobility in Rural Bangladesh: Intersectoral Shift or Intergenerational Occupational Choice?
The paper argues that much of the farm-nonfarm labor mobility in rural Bangladesh is in nature an intergenerational occupational choice-induced change rather than a sectoral shift within the current


Labour Market Outcomes in Bangladesh: The Role of Poverty and Gender Norms
It is frequently argued that female participation in the labour market is important for economic growth and poverty reduction. Despite this, the role that extreme poverty and gender norms play in
Women's Changing Participation in the Labor Force: A World Perspective
  • T. Schultz
  • Economics
    Economic Development and Cultural Change
  • 1990
This paper describes how the composition of the labor force changes with economic development. It considers recent trends in women's labor force participation and the type of jobs held in various
The gender imbalances in the export-oriented garment industry in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh women’s employment in export-oriented industry has narrowed the gender gap in many spheres including participation in labor force social prestige control over income and decision
The gender wage gap in Bangladesh
This study utilizes the 2007 Bangladesh Occupational Wage Dataset to investigate determinants of earnings and to estimate gender wage differentials in a large sample of non-agricultural workers in
Gender Wage Discrimination in Rural and Urban Labour Markets of Bangladesh
Female wages in Bangladesh are significantly lower than male wages. This paper quantifies the extent to which discrimination can explain this gender wage gap across the rural and urban labour markets
Push or Pull? Drivers of Female Labor Force Participation During India's Economic Boom
In the past twenty years, India's economy has grown at increasing rates and now belongs to the fastest-growing economies in the world. This paper examines drivers of female labor force participation
Female labor force participation: an international perspective.
An international perspective in regard to female participation in the labor force is given since trends vary widely among countries and estimates of labor reserves and projections of supply focus mostly on women.
Determinants of Women's Time Allocation in Rural Bangladesh
  • S. Khandker
  • Economics
    Economic Development and Cultural Change
  • 1988
Time allocation patterns of women in developing countries have received attention due to interest in 2 problems. The 1st is whether womens time is governed by economic constraints or by local customs
Rags , Riches and Women Workers : Export-oriented Garment Manufacturing in Bangladesh
This chapter is concerned with women working in the export-oriented readymade garment industry in Bangladesh. Although the majority of these women are located in what is officially classified as ‘the
Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement
The global textile and apparel sector is critically important as an early phase in industrialization for many developing countries and as a provider of employment opportunities to thousands of