Journal

Factors related to childbearing in Bangladesh: a generalized linear modeling approach

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Md. Asaduzzaman
Md. Hasinur Rahman Khan

Abstract

Childbearing is generally considered as an important and major determinant of large family size and rapid population growth, particularly in the countries where family planning is not widely practiced. Bearing more children produces substantial risks to the health of the mothers and the children. This paper aims to determine the different factors of childbearing among the ever-married women in Bangladesh.


Multiple outliers detection: application to research & development spending and productivity growth

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
A. A. M. Nurunnabi
Mohammed Naser

Abstract

Multiple outliers are frequently encountered in applied studies in business and economics. Most of the practitioners depend on ordinary least squares (OLS) method for parameter estimation in regression analysis without identifying outliers properly. It is evident that OLS totally fails even in presence of single outlying observation.


Prospects and possibilities of introducing a common currency in SAARC countries

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Anup Chowdhury
Saman Paul Chowdhury
Shamim Ehsanul Haque

Abstract

The growth of regional economic cooperation arrangement is one of the major developments in the post World War II period. The formation of regional integration has been greatly successful in bringing historically hostile countries together. The classic example is the state in the European Union and the South East Asia where economic dimensions have brought long time foes in the same dais.


Comparing the performance of time series models for forecasting exchange rate

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
M.K. Newaz

Abstract

In this paper an attempt has been made to compare different time series models to forecast exchange rate. A survey of literature shows that continuous debate is going on whether exchange rate follows a random walk or it can be modeled; there is also a debate whether one should use structural models or time series models to forecast exchange rate.


Subversive images of women in medieval English literature: a selective reading

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Sheikh F. Shams

Abstract

It is commonly assumed that medieval society is hostile to women’s power. Women are continuously contained and constrained by the patriarchal norms of medieval Europe to strengthen the heroic ideals of masculinity, while maintaining the ideals of the domestic private sphere. This study shows that even within the domestic private sphere, women exert considerable amount of power to influence men’s actions.


Vertical equity effect of subsidy to higher education in Bangladesh

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Md. Shamsul Arifeen Khan Mamun

Abstract

Government shares of the total recurring budget of public universities and public degree colleges are very high. The paper analyzes equity effect of government subsidy among the students of poor and non-poor household in Bangladesh in 2005. Benefit incidence analysis is done and gini coefficient is estimated using data from Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2005. The resulted is compared with previous findings of the year 1996.


Empowerment and resistence : A study of women refugees as members of self-organized groups in UK

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Mohammad Moniruzzaman Khan
Sanzida Khan

Abstract

In relation to the theoretical and empirical construction of my research this study focuses on refugee and asylum seeker women as members of self organized groups and how these have contributed to women’s empowerment and the debate surrounding gender interests and women’s political mobilization.


First language acquisition: Grammar in the speech of a two-year old Bangladesh child

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Sadia Nasrin

Abstract

The paper explores the grammar in the speech of a two-year old Bengali-speaking child. Though language acquisition process is still a mystery, linguists throughout the world confirm that it follows a systematic process in case of any language of the world. However, they have tried hard to discover the grammar in the speech of children.


Multisegment integration technique for post-buckling analysis of a pinned-fixed slender elastic rod

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Sajeda Banu
Goutam Saha
Sumon Saha

Abstract

This paper investigates the post-buckling behavior of a slender axially inextensible elastic rod with pinned-fixed end. The set of five first order nonlinear ordinary differential equations with boundary conditions specified at both ends constitutes a complex two point boundary value problem. By using multisegment integration technique, the highly nonlinear boundary value problems are numerically solved.


Numerical approximation of a nonlinear parabolic partial differential equation

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Samir K. Bhowmik

Abstract

We consider the Allen-Cahn model of phase transitions. We approximate the problem using finite difference method in space coupled with several explicit and implicit methods in time and compare the solutions. We present some numerical experimental results of such approximations.


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