Monday, November 24, 2008


NEWS: Causes of Poverty in Bangladesh

A study of one of CAPRi's ongoing projects on Gender and Collective Action was recently finalized. The research is currently under review as a CAPRi Working paper but a press release from the University of Bath allows a preview of some of the results:

Study reveals marriage dowry as major cause of poverty in Bangladesh
More than 35 million people in Bangladesh, around a quarter of its population, face acute poverty and hunger. Dowry payments of more than 200 times the daily wage and costly medical expenses are major causes of this chronic poverty says research from the University of Bath. (...) read more at

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