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Type Journal Article - IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences
Title Factors influencing women’s decision making power: Evidence from Bangladesh urban health survey data
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Volume 3
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 133-150
URL http://oaji.net/articles/2015/491-1428571174.pdf
Abstract
Women empowerment is a pre-requisite of any country’s development and decision making power of women is
an indicator of women empowerment. Most of the previous studies of women decision making mainly focused on the
influence of women’s decision making on the child health, child mortality, maternal health care, children drop out from
school or some other socio-economic matter of women. However there have been a few studies identifying the responsible
factors that influence women’s decision making power inside household. But none of the studies focused on urban
women’s decision making ability inside household and empowerment. This study makes an attempt to determine the
factors affecting decision making power of urban women on six indicators in order to assess their actual situation of
empowerment by using the Bangladesh Urban Health Survey data. By the use of six different models for six types of
decision making, this study revealed some of the determinants of women empowerment are similar to the previous studies
and also discovered a new factor that have significant effect on urban women’s decision making inside household.

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