Encouraging Paid Sick Leave among Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Researchers:
Laura Boudreau
Location:
Bangladesh
Sample:
Female garment factory workers
Timeline:
2020
Target group:
  • Urban population
  • Women and girls
  • Workers
Outcome of interest:
  • Health outcomes
  • Worker satisfaction
Intervention type:
  • Digital and mobile
  • Information
  • COVID-19 response
Research papers:

Manufacturing jobs can improve women’s economic empowerment, but health issues or caretaking often drive women out of the labor force. In partnership with a large garment Bangladeshi manufactory firm, researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of text messages about paid sick leave on workers' health and job satisfaction. Research is ongoing; results are forthcoming.