Socio-Economic Condition and Medical Facilities of Garments Workers of Gazipur District, Bangladesh

Authors : Md. Rakibul Islam

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 11 - November

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Among the industries of Bangladesh, garments industry is the most export earning industry. Objective of this study is to investigate the socioeconomic condition and medical facilities received by the garments workers of this industry. This study mainly based on primary data. Data and information are collected through a structured questionnaire by face to face interview from the garments workers in the study area. Collected information are being analyzed with descriptive statistics. This study highlighted the basic information about the age structure, family condition, medical facilities, sources of recreation, working hours and income of the workers. The study results show that, 37.5 percent garments workers are aged between 20 to 25 years, came from rural areas are now in better financial condition than their village but they are living with many chronic diseases because of the working environment but don’t have the ability to take proper treatment. On the other hand, with their little income they have to maintain all the family responsibilities. As a result, the living standard of these garments workers is very low. They have to live in unhealthy environment with vulnerable health condition.

Keywords : Garments Industry, Garments Workers, SocioEconomic Condition, Health Condition, Garments of Gazipur, Workers in Bangladesh.


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