Womenâ€™s empowerment in agriculture: What role for food security in Bangladesh?:
Using nationally representative survey data from Bangladesh, we examine the relationship between womenâ€™s empowerment in agriculture and two measures of household food security: per adult equivalent calorie availability and dietary diversity. We use the Womenâ€™s Empowerment in Agriculture Index to assess the extent of womenâ€™s empowerment in agriculture and instrumental variables techniques to correct for the potential endogeneity of empowerment. We find that the overall womenâ€™s empowerment score, the number of groups in which women actively participate, womenâ€™s control of assets, and a narrowing gap in empowerment between men and women within households are positively associated with calorie availability and dietary diversity.
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