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An analysis of employment and earnings of poor women in rural Bangladesh

Rahman, Rushidan Islam


This thesis is concerned with two types of employment among poor rural women in Bangladesh: wage employment and self employment. For women in wage employment, the determinants of wage rates and the amount of wage employment obtained are analysed. Existing theories of wage determination do not adequately explain the variations in wage rates among female wage workers. An alternative explanation in terms of a modified supply-demand framework is developed. This framework explains the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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