Exports and Gender Gap in Manufacturing Employment
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) organized a seminar titled “Exports and Gender Gap in Manufacturing Employment” on May 25, 2022 in the BIDS Conference room. Md. Moniruzzaman, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka presented his research on this topic. The seminar was held in hybrid format.
In this seminar Mr. Moniruzzaman presented his research findings where he examined the effects of export-based employment opportunity in gender gap in the export and non-export manufacturing employment. He presented that women located near the export factories, compared to those living away, are significantly more likely to be in manufacturing employment. Md. Moniruzzaman also added that, work opportunities in export factories raise manufacturing wages and enhance decision-making-power of women within their household.
BIDS researchers, academicians, development practitioners and journalists attended the seminar. The seminar was chaired by Dr. Binayak Sen, Director General of BIDS.