Cookies Policy
Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Middle Class Married Women’s Income in Bangladesh: Who Controls it and How?

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of African and Asian Studies
For more content, see Journal of Asian and African Studies.

The general perception in Bangladesh is that women’s participation in paid employment will reduce patriarchy. But what does actually happen in Bangladesh when women start to work? In this paper, I find that patriarchy works in a different form when women start to earn money. Most women in Bangladesh cannot control their money. My study shows that middle class married women’s income in Bangladesh is controlled by husbands and, in some cases, by mothers-in-law. In general, men think that their wives are their properties and so they have every right to appropriate their income. Husbands consider their wives’ income as ‘a source of wealth accumulation’ that strengthens patriarchy.

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science University of Rajshahi Bangladesh PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, Email:


Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Create email alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    African and Asian Studies — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation