Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors associated Women’s Labor Force Participation in Rural Bangladesh

This paper assesses the socioeconomic and demographic factors influencing married women’s participation in labor market. Using the logistic regression this study found that women’s age, head of the household, women’s education, poverty status, small family size, husband’s unemployment, and rural locality have a significant positive effect on labor force participation. On the other hand, ownership of the household and husband’s education has shown a negative effect. Poverty in an overall perspective is found to be the major determinant of the labor force participation of married women.