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Title: Change comes slowly for women in rural Bangladesh 
Author: Balk, Deborah
Date: 1997
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Abstract: Results from a 1982-89 survey conducted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, provide a unique opportunity to explore the changing status of women in rural Bangladesh. Status was measured in terms of physical mobility and authority in household decision making. Results indicate the importance of regional and village-level characteristics in determining women's status. Another finding is that the characteristics associated with women's freedom of movement are not necessarily the same as the characteristics that enhance a woman's decision-making authority within the household. With such complex forces at work, a change in women's status may not lead right away to demographic change.
Series/Report No.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 41
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
ISSN: 0891-6683
LC Subject Headings: Women - Bangladesh - Social conditions
Sex role - Bangladesh

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  • Asia-Pacific Population & Policy [69]
    Asia-Pacific Population & Policy is a four-page policy brief, issued quarterly, that summarizes research on population and reproductive health for policymakers and others concerned with the Asia-Pacific region.


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