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Study by Rachel Heath Cited in Article on Impacts of Ready-Made Garment Industry in Bangladesh

Posted: 1/16/2018 (CSDE in the News)

Affiliate Rachel Heath, Assistant Professor of Economics and CSDE Seminar Coordinator, was cited in a Dhaka Tribune article highlighting the positive socio-economic impacts of the ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh. The RMG industry has not only created jobs, reduced poverty, and enabled the nation to achieve its target GDP growth, but has also empowered women by providing them with employment opportunities and enabling them to build better lives for their children, particularly girls. The article points to a study by Heath and a colleague at Yale University, which demonstrated that there has been a 27% increase in the number of girls attending school in Bangladesh compared to before the RMG industry emerged. The article is accessible below.

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