Perception and Effect of Education on Women Empowerment in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh

Sharmin Akhtar, Ashraful Haque Bhuiyan, Md. Golam Mostofa


Women empowerment is one of the most important issues of today world. Despite a major contribution in the development process, female population has low status as compared to men, specifically in the developing world. Consequently, at present it has become a major topic of socio-economic and demographic research. An attempt has been taken in this study to investigate the various issues of empowerment such as women’s preference about rearing and education of male–female children, decision making about economic, household and freedom of physical movement, in 4 districts of Rajshahi, Khulna and Rangpur divisions. The perception of women about their importance level concerning child rearing and child education increases with the increasing of their own education. Women empowerment for different educational attainment of the respondents is significantly different. Highest empowerment level is in higher educated women. The outputs of the study demonstrate the policy implications that can improve the empowerment of reproductive aged married women. Education and employment opportunities should be created for them to increase their self-esteem and also increase their status in society. The present research would be played an important role to provide effective policy to minimize the gap between men and women and to ensure their rights in every sphere of life.


Women empowerment, Educational attainment, ANOVA, WEI, HDI, GEM

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