Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6(7), pp. 602 - 608
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2018.060705
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Survival Patterns of Deserted Women in Bangladesh

Neaz Ahmed *
Department of Social Work, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh


This paper focuses on survival patterns of deserted women in Sylhet City of Bangladesh. It is based on a study with 10(ten) deserted women by using an in-depth interview guide and tape recorder. Even more than other women in Bangladesh, deserted women are an extremely disadvantaged group. They have to play roles as mothers and simultaneously as wage earners to support themselves and their children. They are vulnerable, not only socially but also economically, in comparison to other categories of women. They experience multiple serious, financial problems which compel them to lead a vulnerable livelihood. This paper is based on an empirical study conducted in Sylhet city. The findings of the study, in all likelihood, affect the real picture of survival patterns of deserted women and will provide a platform for developing recommendations for policy reform or adopting new policies. It may also help government and other human development organizations to adopt effective strategies to meet the growing challenges and urgent needs of this vulnerable segment of women and their overall development.

Survival, Desertion, Women, Hardship

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Neaz Ahmed . "Survival Patterns of Deserted Women in Bangladesh." Sociology and Anthropology 6.7 (2018) 602 - 608. doi: 10.13189/sa.2018.060705.