Rags , Riches and Women Workers : Export-oriented Garment Manufacturing in Bangladesh

  title={Rags , Riches and Women Workers : Export-oriented Garment Manufacturing in Bangladesh},
  author={Naila Kabeer and Simeen Mahmud},
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 formal economy’, the nature of their contracts and their terms and conditions are more typical of work in the informal economy. Their situation illustrates the point made by a number of authors that the relationship between the ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ economy in much of the world, particularly the… CONTINUE READING

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