Gender Norms at Work: Impacts on Women’s Hiring and Workplace Experiences in Bangladesh

  • Islam, Asadul (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Beam, Emily (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Merfeld, Joshua (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Das, Narayan C (Project Manager)

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This study examines how gender norms affect workplace productivity and employees’ workplace experiences. In collaboration with the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), we will implement a randomized study with medium-sized, mixed-gender enterprises in Bangladesh to achieve three specific aims:
S1. To measure gender norms among employees and managers and examine their relationship with day-to-day workplace interactions.
S2. To test the impact of intensive workplace training on social norms and women’s workplace experiences, and consequently on workplace behavior, including the recruitment, inclusion, and retention of female employees.
S3. To measure the impact of gender norms on productivity.

Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries (PEDL) is a joint research initiative of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
Effective start/end date1/03/2328/02/25