The Rise of the Bangladesh Garment Industry: Globalization, Women Workers, and Voice

  title={The Rise of the Bangladesh Garment Industry: Globalization, Women Workers, and Voice},
  author={Fauzia Erfan Ahmed},
  journal={NWSA Journal},
  pages={34 - 45}
  • F. Ahmed
  • Published 28 July 2004
  • Economics
  • NWSA Journal
The Bangladesh garment industry is the largest employer of women in the formal manufacturing sector. The owners have been described, alternatively, as risk-taking entrepreneurs of a modernizing economy and as oppressors of women in exploitative sweatshops. This article analyzes the literature to explore the social, political, and economic contexts of this class and how women's earnings affect household gender dynamics within a framework of exit and voice. It draws on interviews of these garment… 
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