The Determinants of Income of Rural Women in Bangladesh

Kabir, Md Shajahan and Radović-Marković, Mirjana and Radulović, Dejan (2019) The Determinants of Income of Rural Women in Bangladesh. Sustainability, 11 (20). ISSN 2071-1050

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This study was carried out to identify the factor which influences rural women’s income after participation in small-scale agricultural farming, their contribution to the household, as well as their empowerment status. This research was conducted in Jinaigati upazila of Sherpur district in Bangladesh. A total of 80 respondents (women) from this upazilla of Sherpur were selected purposively using simple random sampling. The quantitative data were collected by in depth interviewing of the 80 respondents through personal interview. The quantitative analytical tools used to attain specific objectives included various descriptive statistics, functional analysis, multiple regression co-efficient, used to identify the factors of influencing women’s income through small-scale agricultural farming. Problem Confrontation Index (PCI) used through different problems identified scores. In accordance with the results of the educational level of woman, other sources of income, experience and training, access to credit, decision-making ability have a positive influence on rural women’s income, and these variables were statistically significant. From the Problem Confrontation Index, it was found that lack of capital was the first ranked problem, need-based training the second ranked problem, high interest rate the third ranked problem, insufficient farm size the fourth ranked problem, and lack of quality of seed the fifth ranked problem. Their income from this brought remarkable positive change in their life and they had better control over their decisions and income. Finally, their active economical participation in small-scale farming assists them to overcome prejudice, socio-economic barriers, and highest empowerment attainment in the context of Bangladesh—and, if the government takes proper initiative in terms of gender policy, then rural women’s income and livelihood status will be increased remarkably.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512574562
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural women, agricultural farming, sustainability
Research Department: Macroeconomics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 08:02
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 09:51

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