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Women's empowerment and economic development: the cases of Bangladesh and Kenya
by Dawn Gocio; Kishore G. Kulkarni
International Journal of Education Economics and Development (IJEED), Vol. 7, No. 3/4, 2016


Abstract: This paper reviews the women issues in Bangladesh and Kenya in a comparative fashion. It is argued that education, social status of women, dictates their living conditions. Women's role in economic development is very crucial. Therefore, their social and economic conditions need to improve significantly if an economy desires to grow fast. It is seen that both Kenya and Bangladesh have made a mediocre progress in handling their women issues but there is a long way ahead. The paper is divided into sections according to the countries studied.

Online publication date: Wed, 08-Feb-2017


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