Trade liberalization and gender gap: Bangladesh experience

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2014) Trade liberalization and gender gap: Bangladesh experience. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 16 (2). pp. 57-69. ISSN 1499-691X


This paper explores the gender differentiated effects of trade liberalisation in Bangladesh. It is found that trade liberalisation has created more than 5 times higher job for women than men in the Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector. However, female workers are more discriminated than the male counterparts in terms working condition. Nationwide, women's wage is much lower than men's wage for all kinds of labour. However, income gap between male and female workers seems lower in the RMG sector. The low level of education and skill of female workers, male's longer working time, etc. are the main factors for this gender differentiated income.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. This is the journal version of conference paper (eP202801)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 05:37
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 04:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: trade liberalization; gender gap; Bangladesh
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9103 International Trade > 910399 International Trade not elsewhere classified

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