Journal

Inadequacies and variations of maternity leave policies throughout the world: special focus on Bangladesh

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Rumana Liza Anam

Abstract

There has been a dramatic increase in the representation of women in the workforce in Bangladesh and throughout the world. However, women face major hurdles in most parts of the world in their advancement in organizations as maternity leave and other benefits such as on site crèche or flextime are still not provided as per requirements. Thus women are falling behind in their careers throughout the world.


Millennium development goal of improving maternal health Bangladesh: a review of concepts

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Sanzida Akhter

Abstract

Bangladesh is one of the signatories to the Millennium Declaration 2000, of which, improving maternal health is one of eight goals. Along with the global targets of reducing maternal mortality rate by three quarters between 1990 and 2015, Bangladesh has set some additional targets for achieving the goal by 2015.


Perceptions of mental illness in a Bangladesh village

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Nasima Selim
Priya Satalkar

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the perceptions of people from a Bangladeshi village about what they considered to be 'mental illness'. Observations, informal conversations, interviews, focus group discussions, and illness narratives include the perspectives of both the caregivers and the patients in Kakabo. The villagers provided us with local terms (e.g., paglami), their beliefs about illness causation, treatment, and its effects.


Study of sans distribution function for different particles at different conditions

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
A.K.M. Shafiq Ullah
M. H. Ahsan
F. U. Ahmed
I. Kamal

Abstract

The size and shape of a particle can be found out by the analysis of form factor distributions in small angle neutron scattering. In the present work, the form factors were calculated theoretically by computer program and their plots were analyzed to find out the size and shape of the particles. The structure factor, on the other hand was found to be very useful to find out the particle separation and concentration of the particles.


An algorithm for restricted normal form to solve dual type non-canonical linear fractional programming problem

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Mozzem Hossain
Monjur Morshed
Mohammad Forhad Uddin

Abstract

In this paper, an algorithm is presented to solve non-canonical linear fractional programming (LFP) problem, considering the restricted normal form. It provides a new way to solve all types of LFP problems. When the LFP problem is only in canonical form, Forhad et al. [13] derived an algorithm considering the restricted normal form. In this paper, the algorithm of Forhad et al.


Gender inequality in the distribution of household expenditure in Bangladesh: a theil decompositon analysis

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Navil Chowdhury

Abstract

This paper attempts to study the gender inequality situation in Bangladesh during 1995-96 through examining the effect the gender of a household head and their marital status has on the per capita household expenditure. The study was conducted using the Theil inequality decomposition technique with household expenditure data from the 1995-96 Household Expenditure Survey (HES).


Participatory action research (PAR): revisiting the history, concept and ethics

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Md. Hasan Reza

Abstract

Participatory Action Research (PAR), a dominant mode of praxis, is increasingly gaining its status in the mainstream academia. The uniqueness of PAR, where social investigation, education and social actions converge, aimed at transforming the institutional arrangements of a society into more of an equitable form.


Perceptions of the customers towards insurance companies in Bangladesh- a study based on the survqual model

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Tamzid Ahmed Chowdhury
Masud Ibn Rahman
Syeda Rownak Afza

Abstract

This is the law of nature that people have to live and play with hazards and to some extent insurance policy can free people from those frustrations. Even if this is true, people of Bangladesh still don't prefer to insure themselves. One may think that the people of Bangladesh are risk lover; on the other hand other may contradict by saying that their low purchasing power doesn't permit them to avail insurance policy.


Rate of returns to education for secondary school techers in Bangladesh with bootstrap sampling

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Molla Md. Rashidul Huq

Abstract

Rate of returns to education is very important for policy makers and investors. Numerous works have been done regarding this but very few are available in the context of Bangladesh, specially addressing the teachers in Bangladesh. This paper investigates the labour market returns to education for the secondary school teachers of Bangladesh with the help of a nationwide survey.


Solid waste management of Dhaka city: public private community partnership

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Moushumi Zahur

Abstract

Urban solid waste management is considered as one of the most immediate and serious environmental problems confronting municipal authorities in developing Asian Countries.


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