EXPLORING THE DECISION-MAKING POWER OF BANGLADESHI WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY

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Title

EXPLORING THE DECISION-MAKING POWER OF BANGLADESHI WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY

Description

Empowerment is personal, multi-dimensional and latent phenomenon that is difficult to measure directly. Bangladesh is a developing country in South Asia and women population  of the country is almost equal to the male with the male dominant norms. It was aimed to look into the decision making authority and gender role of Bangladeshi women of reproductive age group. Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2014 data was used for the study. A total of 17,863 women of reproductive age were included in this study. The mean age of the respondents was 31 years. About 23.5% respondents had no education and only 11.6% completed primary education. It was found that 68.5% respondents were working and about 73.6% respondents had no NGO (non-governmental organization) membership. Respondents from richest background were more likely to take their own decisions. Urban residence and with higher educational attainment were more likely to take their own decisions. Working status and membership to NGO are significantly associated with decision making power of women. The study revealed that women from urban area, with NGO membership and employed were more empowered. Poor attainment of primary education, low employment, and few NGO memberships are seemed to be the hindrance in women empowerment in Bangladesh.
Keywords: Women empowerment, Decision-making, Health seeking behavior, BDHS, Bangladesh.

Creator

Kabir, Russell
Rahman, Sayeeda
Monte-Serrat, Dioneia Motta
Arafat, S.M. Yasir

Source

South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences; Volume 1, Issue 1; 2017.; 4-8
2522-7165
2520-7342

Publisher

Little Bay Publishers

Date

2017-09-15

Rights

Copyright (c) 2018 Russell Kabir, Sayeeda Rahman, Dioneia Motta Monte-Serrat, S.M. Yasir Arafat
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

Relation

https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/22/21

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

Identifier

https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/22
10.5281/zenodo.2530400

Citation

Kabir, Russell et al., “EXPLORING THE DECISION-MAKING POWER OF BANGLADESHI WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY,” Open Access Journal Archives, accessed August 2, 2021, http://oajour.info/items/show/326.