Comparing 1992 and 1995 surveys, there is a tangible shift to the right in the population age structure, with a marked decrease in the relative size of the under-five population. This is especially evident among BRAC households. Also, female disadvantage in terms of old age survival appears to be changing as revealed by the difference in proportion of male and female population over the age of 65 years. The percentage of illiterates dropped from 62% in 1992 to 21% for member households and .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed, AKM Masud Rana, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
  • Published Date Friday, 07 September 2001
  • Country Bangladesh
Since 1985, BRAC has been implementing its Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE) Programme for disadvantaged children, primarily in the rural areas. From a modest start, the programme has rapidly expanded and by the end of 1994 it covered over 800,000 children in 28,270 schools. However, setting up these schools over such a short period of time was a stupendous job for the NFPE staff. The study, dealing with only two schools at Matlab depicts a picture of the multitude of problems that were .......

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  • Writer Name Sabina Rashid, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
  • Published Date Tuesday, 08 August 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
Existence of considerable proportion of women-headed households in rural society of Bangladesh insisted us to do this research. The objective of this study was to identify and understand the problems faced by women-headed households. The study was undertaken with two assumptions: (1) a support system is in place which ensures that on the loss of their husbands, women will either return to their natal home, be taken in by in-laws, or be helped by relatives in the community while nominally .......

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  • Writer Name Naomi Hossain, Samiha Huda
  • Published Date Tuesday, 10 October 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
The study aimed to assess the level of effective knowledge of women on different family planning methods to see the impact of quality of care. The study was carried out in two villages chosen from ICDDR,B intervention and comparison areas of Matlab thana where BRAC’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) has also been working since 1992. From both the areas 600 women of reproductive age were randomly selected and interviewed.The findings reveal that in the MCH-FP area 56% of women practiced .......

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  • Writer Name Hashima-e-Nasreen, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, AKM Masud Rana, Indrani Pieris-Caldwell
  • Published Date Friday, 02 February 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
Any fluid other than breast milk given first time to a newborn is defined as pre-lacteal feeding. Present study describes the extent and nature of pre-lacteal feeding practices among rural mothers in Bangladesh. Data were collected on 473 infants aged less than 2 years from 14 villages of Matlab thana during April-August 1995. Mothers who had an eligible infant were interviewed through a structured questionnaire. Only 7% of the infants were given breast milk as a first meal. Honey (56%) .......

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  • Writer Name Rita Das Roy, SM Ziauddin Hyder, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Alyne Adams
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 March 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
The primary goal of this inventory was to record the programmes and activities run by the government departments, non-governmental and autonomous organizations excluding BRAC and ICDDR,B as well as the banks in the Matlab thana. It was thought that such programmes and activities mayconfound the understanding of the contributions made by BRAC and ICDDR,B. Thus relevant information will render a clearer perspective of the development activities.The government departments, non-governmental .......

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  • Writer Name Monirul Islam Khan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
  • Published Date Monday, 03 March 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
Marriage is the only secure institution the society grants a Bangladeshi women. In a society where male dominated institutions tend to shape the life and role of a woman, the situation of a woman after marriage disruption in most cases may become insecured. Although the possibility of such an insecurity is obvious, not much has been systematically documented in this regard. Lacking also is an understanding of the factor responsible for disruption other than widowhood, nature of problems faced .......

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  • Writer Name Mehnaz Momen, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Saturday, 11 November 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
Effect of BRAC Rural Development Programme on calorie consumption --- evidence from MatlabMasuma Khatun, SM Ziauddin Hyder, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque ChowdhuryThe first report describes the association between calorie consumption and household socioeconomic status and examines the effect of BRAC Rural Development Programme (RDP) membership on calorie consumption per adult equivalent per day. The analysis was based on the data collected from 2,061 households in 14 villages of Matlab thana .......

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  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 April 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
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