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dc.titleIMPACT OF INCREASE IN FEMALE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION ON WOMEN AUTONOMY AND BARGAINING POWER IN BANGLADESH
dc.contributor.authorKEW YU JING
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-14T09:10:59Z
dc.date.available2021-06-14T09:10:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-05
dc.identifier.citationKEW YU JING (2021-04-05). IMPACT OF INCREASE IN FEMALE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION ON WOMEN AUTONOMY AND BARGAINING POWER IN BANGLADESH. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/192044
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the effect of female labour force participation (FLFP) on women's decision-making power in Bangladesh. Following the termination of the MultiFiber Arrangement which restricted garment exports from developing countries, the proliferation of Ready-Made Garment (RMG) factories across Bangladesh provided avenues for women to improve their bargaining positions, such as through the acquisition of income through FLFP. I exploit this policy shift to conduct a Difference-in-Difference regression across districts with varying RMG-factory composition, exploring effects on women's decision-making and children's health outcomes. I find significantly positive effects on FLFP, women's participation in deciding visits to relatives and friends, and deciding their healthcare; and negative effects on children's stunting and wasting, thus supporting the claim that FLFP increases bargaining power. Results from exploring treatment effects across educational attainment provide support to the mechanisms of earned and unearned income - attained through the growth of the RMG industry - that increase bargaining power.
dc.subjectRMG
dc.subjectBangladesh
dc.subjectFLFP
dc.subjectChildren's Outcomes
dc.subjectDecision-Making
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentECONOMICS
dc.contributor.supervisorYOGITA SHAMDASANI
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)
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