International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Socio-Economic Conditions of the Female Garment Workers in the Capital City of Bangladesh
Md. Mehedi Hasan Sikdar, Md. Sujahangir Kabir Sarkar, Sumaiya Sadeka

The Ready Made Garment (RMG) has been placed largest export earnings of Bangladesh where 4,825 garment factories are running,employing over three million people of which 85% workers are women. RMG industry is considered as the back bone of the country’s economy while it plays great role for many people socio-economic wellbeing at the back door. This article depicts the socio-economic conditions of female garment workers in Dhaka City of Bangladesh. We found that women are doing work on an average 11.12 hours/dayin the garment factory/industry but they receive average salary less than Tk. 7000 per month. It is notable that they maintain a very critical life managing hardly for their own and family expenses. So minimum wage should be fixed by the government for their better standard of living.

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