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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2017, 1(1), 33-40
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-1-1-5
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Awareness of Rural Women on Development Interventions to Livelihood Improvement: A Household level Analysis in Coastal Belt of Bangladesh

Israt Jhahan1, Irteja Hasan2, and Saydur Rahman3

1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Bangladesh

2Department of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Bangladesh

3Department of Geography and Environment, Dhaka University, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: July 14, 2017

Cite this paper:
Israt Jhahan, Irteja Hasan and Saydur Rahman. Awareness of Rural Women on Development Interventions to Livelihood Improvement: A Household level Analysis in Coastal Belt of Bangladesh. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2017; 1(1):33-40. doi: 10.12691/jsa-1-1-5

Abstract

The study was conducted in the Sreerampur Union of Dumki Upazilla under Patuakhali district to find the awareness of rural women on development interventions for livelihood improvement. Out of 1933 (each from one farm family) rural women of the village 108 (about 6 percent) were, selected as the sample for the study. Data were collected from the selected rural women through using a pre-tested structured personal interview. Descriptive statistical methods such as range, table, and rank were used to describe the variables of the study. Pearsons' Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient were used to test relationship between the concerned variables. From the findings it was revealed that among the respondents the highest 42.59 percent belongs to the medium awareness group followed by 29.63 percent belonging in high awareness group and 27.78 percent low awareness group. Education, training experience, communication exposure showed significant positive relationship with awareness of rural women on development interventions for livelihood improvement. Age and Family size had significant negative relationships with the awareness of rural women on development interventions for livelihood improvement. The rest of the variables, namely farm size, annual income, fatalism, and credit received women had no relationship with their awareness on development interventions for livelihood improvement.

Keywords:
rural women awareness livelihood development Bangladesh

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