Educational status of the married women and their participation at household decision making in rural Bangladesh


  
Abstract

  The key focus of this study is to explain the level of education of married women and their participation in decision making process at different arena of rural household. To find out the nature of the reality, survey research design was used for this study. The study was conducted at Maharajpur, one of the unions of Jhenidah district in Bangladesh in 2011. The respondents of the study consisted of 120 married women who were purposively selected from the study area. Data were collected through direct interview method using an interview schedule. Data were shown on univariate, as well as bivariate statistical tables and then analyzed. The study reveals that a significant percent (93.3) of higher level of education completed women had their consent of getting married whereas no consent was made by illiterate women. In the same way 46.7 percent higher level of education completed women had high level of purchasing power in compare to illiterate (.0%) and primary (14.6%) level completed women for the same level of purchasing. In the political decision making 86.7 percent higher level of education completed women had own consent to vote for election in contrast to 77.8 percent illiterate and 70.7 percent primary level completed women were influenced by their husband to decide voting.

Source
http://www.ijoart.org/docs/Educational-Status-of-the-Married-Women-and-Their-Participation-at-Household-Decision-Making-in-Rural-Bangladesh.pdf
Author

Sanjoy Kumar Chanda, Md. Hasan Howlader, Nasrin Nahar

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

Assistant Professor, Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh, email: skchanda_soc@yahoo.com; Lecturer, Development Studies Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh, email: hasan07ku@yahoo.com Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh

Year Of Publication

2012