Determinants of Empowerment of Rural Women in Bangladesh

World Journal of Management Vol. 4, No. 2, September 2012

21 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2016

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Nazrul Islam

Canadian University of Bangladesh

Ezaz Ahmed

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity)

Janet Chew

Charles Sturt University

Brian D'Netto

Charles Sturt University

Date Written: September 2012

Abstract

Empowerment of rural women in developing countries can reduce gender inequality and improve their social status. This paper sought to identify the determinants of empowerment of rural women in Bangladesh. The data for our study were collected from 75 rural women employed in home-based poultry rearing projects in Bangladesh. We conducted factor analysis to identify the determinants of empowerment of rural women. Multiple regression analysis indicated that independent decision making authority and increased involvement in family affairs were significantly associated with the empowerment of rural women. The implications of the findings of this study for improving the quality of life of rural women in Bangladesh are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Islam, Nazrul and Ahmed, Ezaz and Chew, Janet and D'Netto, Brian, Determinants of Empowerment of Rural Women in Bangladesh (September 2012). World Journal of Management Vol. 4, No. 2, September 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2851535

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Ezaz Ahmed

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) ( email )

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Janet Chew

Charles Sturt University

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Australia

Brian D'Netto

Charles Sturt University ( email )

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Bathurst, NSW 2678
Australia

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