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Contested Relationships: Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment, Insights from the Transfer of Material Assets in Bangladesh


  • Lucy Scott



This article examines the relationship between women’s economic and social empowerment in the context of extreme poverty. It is based on the findings of primary fieldwork on the char islands of north-west Bangladesh, investigating the processes resulting from the implementation of the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP). [UNU-WIDER Working Paper No. 2012/02]. URL:[].

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  • Lucy Scott, 2012. "Contested Relationships: Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment, Insights from the Transfer of Material Assets in Bangladesh," Working Papers id:4705, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:4705
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