The determinants of women's empowerment in Bangladesh: the role of partner's attitude and participation in microcredit programmes

Enrico Fabrizi, Cristina Elisa Orso

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Abstract

This paper employs data from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (2004) to explore how women’s empowerment is related to partner’s attitudes, participation in microcredit programmes and a set of other socio-economic factors. We use a structural equation model with categorical observed variables. We get that participation in microcredit programmes has a positive impact on both the empowerment’s dimensions considered, while partner’s attitudes effect is weaker, proving that gender community norms are likely to be rooted in women’s minds regardless of the partners’ perceptions of women’s status.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)895-912
Numero di pagine18
RivistaJournal of Development Studies
Volume52
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • women's empowerment, agency, latent variables, hierarchical Bayes, Markov Chain Monte Carlo

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