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TitleBangladeshi Canadian Employee Women Familial Decision-Making Practices in Toronto, Canada
AuthorKazi Abdur Rouf
AbstractPatriarchal values influence women’s lifestyle and decision making autonomy in society although Canada promotes women liberation. Women generally possess low decision making power and are mainly dependent on masculine and/or familial decision making. Women decision-making power in the family is one of the criteria for women development and women empowerment in the family. The study looks at the status of Bangladeshi Canadian women familial decision-making practices in Toronto and the barriers they face to empower themselves in the decision-making process in their families. The survey was conducted face to face on February 23rd and 24th 2010 and the week of March 1st 2010 in Toronto. A total of 60 Bangladeshi Canadian women participated and were from the areas of Scarborough, and East York. Ninety percent of respondents have college/university education and the remaining 10% have high school education only.

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