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Development microeconomics

'The role of secondary schooling and gender norms in the long-term opportunities and choices of rural Bangladeshi women 2013-16'

by Dr Zaki Wahhaj

This is a three-year research project led by Dr Zaki Wahhaj at the University of Kent's School of Economics and Dr Niaz Asadullah at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, in collaboration with researchers at Brac University, Bangladesh. The research project is funded by Australian AID. The study is investigating how improved access to female secondary schooling impacts upon the life choices of rural Bangladeshi women, with a focus on issues related to early marriage, female participation in formal employment and gender inequality within the household.

Further information about the project can be obtained at

Bangladeshi women

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Last Updated: 11/04/2016