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Scirj Volume II, Issue I, January 2014 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Role of female education for their economic empowerment in rural areas: A Case study of Jalalabad Union Parishad in Bangladesh

Khosrul Alam

Abstract: This study focused to analysis of the role of education for female’s economic empowerment in rural areas in the context of rural development. In rural areas their empowerment has increased and has taken a significant place in different development programs. The objectives of this study are to examine effects of education on female’s empowerment and its impact on rural development and in the economic sphere. About 160 million people live in Bangladesh. More the 70% people live in rural areas. Among rural people half is female. The rate of the rural female illiteracy is around 46.3%. This rate is alarming because without their education rural development is impossible. Hence, educated female can perform a significant role in their family economy. They become employed in different types of work, enterprises, government and private sectors, in agriculture and receive good status and power due to financial benefits. Educated female enjoys more benefit than that of uneducated female. Instead of their traditional activities they can perform out of home activities for better earnings. There are many limitations existed for educating and empowering them. Despite these limitations, those who are educated and active reach a good level of satisfaction in their lives and contribute much to her family.

Reference this Paper: Role of female education for their economic empowerment in rural areas: A Case study of Jalalabad Union Parishad in Bangladesh by Khosrul Alam published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume II, Issue I, January 2014 Edition, Page 19-24 ".

Search Terms: Economic Empowerment, Empowerment of female, Female Education, Union Parishad, Rural Economy

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