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Exploring changes in the lives of BRAC women: A gender perspective
Working Paper No. 32
Amina Mahbub
September - 2001
In Bangladesh, patriarchal norms, ideology and social institutions shape women's role and status in the society. Within this patriarchal system, some forces like NGOs may affect the relationship between men and women with respect to prestige, power and control, by enhancing or lowering the status of women in different spheres and locations...
 
Revisiting Matlab: Repeat Survey 1999
Working Paper No. 31
Syed Masud Ahmed, AKM Masud Rana, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
September - 2001
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...
 
Women`s involvement in BRAC`s development activities and child nutrition
Working Paper No. 30
Masuma Khatun, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
November - 1998
This study explores the effect of women`s involvement in BRAC`s income and health development activities on the nutritional status of their children aged 6-72 months. MUAC measurements of 1,518 children aged 6-72 months (using TALC) were taken between April-August 1995....
 
Assailing poverty and patriarchy: How does small money fare?
Working Paper No. 29
Monirul Islam Khan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, Masud Rana
October - 1998
This report is based on the findings of the case tracking study of 35 BRAC borrowers from Matlab RDP over a period of one year. Tracking began in July 1996, and in all cases more than three months had elapsed before tracking began....
 
Three studies on the effect of BRAC interventions on the lives of the poor women
Working Paper No. 28
Hassan Zaman
October - 1998
This paper addressed two current debates within the female empowerment literature using data from BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint research project at Matlab collected during April-July 1995. The first part explored the relationship between the socioeconomic...
 
Pre-lacteal feeding practices in rural area of Bangladesh
Working Paper No. 27
Sabah Tarannum, SM Ziauddin Hyder
August - 1998
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....
 
Two studies on Nutrition
Working Paper No. 26
April - 1998
 
Does involvement of women in BRAC influence sex bias in intra-household food distribution?
Working Paper No. 25
Rita Das Roy, SM Ziauddin Hyder, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Alyne Adams
March - 1998
This study assessed the sex preferences in intra-household food distribution among school going siblings in a rural area of Bangladesh. The study also examines the effect of womenís involvement in BRACís rural development programme in reducing gender gaps in intra-household food allocation....
 
Participation in BRAC's Rural Development Programme and the impact of group dynamics on individual outcomes
Working Paper No. 24
Simeen Mahmud, Samiha Huda
February - 1998
This study explored womenís participation in BRACís rural development programme to identify some unobserved selecting factors that are believed to influence women s decision to participate or not and, the effect of group dynamics on individual outcomes of women programme participants....
 
Psychological Well-being Of Rural Women: Developing Measurement Tools
Working Paper No. 23
Mohsina Khatun, Nasreen Wadud, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
February - 1998
The study was designed with the intention of developing a viable scale, for measuring psychological well-being as an indicator of the quality of life of rural women. A scale was prepared and finalised by applying and analysing it on married women of Matlab....
 
 
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