Female Income Sensitivity to ODL Degree Awarding Programs: A Case Study in Bangladesh

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2013-11
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Forhad, Abdur R
Kamal, Mostafa A
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Bangladesh has been taken tremendous efforts to getting more girls into school following the MDG's, resulting in gender parity in enrollments in primary, secondary and tertiary levels in the past decades. The women contribution to GDP is also significantly increasing during the same period. There are two - a) on campus, and b) distance learning systems; are simultaneously running in Bangladesh. This project will examine female income sensitivity to degree awarding programs in Open and Distance Learning Systems (ODL) offered by Bangladesh Open University (BOU). A survey will be executed on female graduates or learners of BOU as how these programs affect income level considering the other relevant socioeconomic factors. Then an econometric model will be performed to explain the income sensitivity to Open Distance Learning Program in Bangladesh. It is expected that the income is positively related to the degree offered by Bangladesh Open University. // Paper ID: 305

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Women and Girls' Education,Open and Distance Learning (ODL),Gender
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Bangladesh
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Asia
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