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Determinants of women's time allocation in rural Bangladesh (Inglês)

Attempts are increasingly being made to adapt the economic theory of the household to the examination of the time allocation behavior of rural households in developing countries particularly with regard to women. The objective of this paper, consequently, is to estimate a time allocation model for Bangladeshi rural women where both women's labor force participation decision and hours of work are jointly determined. For policy purposes it is more beneficial to examine the factors influencing time allocation of women rather than to note simple presence of women in one type of work category. Moreover, this study identifies whether sample selection bias is important for estimating women's time allocation in nonmarket production, an important category of work where both groups of women spend considerable amounts of their productive time. The study hopes to shed light on the determinants of the economic roles of rural women in Bangladesh and in similar developing countries.


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    Khandker,Shahidur R.

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    Determinants of women's time allocation in rural Bangladesh

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    Cash Income;marginal utility of income;women in developing countries;labor force participation;family enterprise;unpaid family worker;labor market participation;gains and losses;high opportunity cost;mother and child;home production;market production;econometric study;sample selection;market good;rural woman;nutritional impact;wage equation;agricultural change;agricultural intensification;farming system;schooling level;financial system;market access;empirical analysis;cultural aspects;farm size;capital formation;methodological issue;farming intensity;Agricultural Extension;Political Economy;selection bias;econometric estimate;domestic animal;education level;qualitative variable;marginal disutility;specification error;rural area;family labor;work pattern;transactions cost;policy purposes;survey data;transaction cost;fetching water;Research Support;



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