Poverty and Social Inequality: Bangladesh Experience

Islam, M.Rezaul and Khan, Niaz Ahmed and Fahrudin, Adi and Islam, Md Rabiul and Islam, AKM Monirul (2020) Poverty and Social Inequality: Bangladesh Experience. In: Building Sustainable Communities. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, pp. 425-451.

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In response to relatively limited research on the subject, this study attempts to critically review the nature and processes of poverty and inequality in Bangladesh. By deploying a Qualitative Interpretative Meta-Synthesis (QIMS) method, it examines poverty and inequality from diverse angles including region, income, gender, education, land ownership and social opportunities. After revealing the intertwined dynamics and implications of poverty and inequality, the chapter offers some relevant policy options that may illuminate strategic decisions towards reducing poverty and social inequality in Bangladesh. The results reveal that notwithstanding the government’s clear recognition and commitment towards reduction, poverty and social inequality continue to pose and prompt formidable challenges for the country—notably the high level of rural–urban disparity in terms of income, education, gender, health facilities, land ownership and social opportunities. The chapter argues that Bangladesh would require an integrative action plan with a view to achieving progressive yet sustained income growth, empowering and promoting socio-economic and political inclusion, ensuring equal opportunities and reducing inequalities by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices for achieving greater equality.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences > S1 Social Welfare Science / Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial
Depositing User: Prof Dr Adi Fahrudin
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2021 22:51
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2021 22:51
URI: http://repository.umj.ac.id/id/eprint/3182

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