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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 2)
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Socio-economic Conditions of Tribal Female Workers of the Beauty Parlors in Bangladesh

Nargis Akhter, Feroz Ahmed and Sohrab Hossain
Corresponding Author:  Nargis Akhter 

Key words:  Beauty parlors, socio economic conditions, tribal female workers, , , ,
Vol. 3 , (2): 136-144
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2011 January, 16 2011 February, 11 2011 May, 15
Abstract:

The study highlights the socio-economic conditions of tribal female workers of the beauty parlors in Bangladesh. The study consists of 240 sample tribal female workers of the different beauty parlors situated in six divisional towns of Bangladesh and judgment sampling technique was used to select this sample. The study reveals that tribal women working at beauty parlor draw competitively higher salary than other tribal people; they live at a comparatively healthy physical environment provided by their owners. Majority of the respondents mentioned that their earnings have improved their economic condition significantly and more than half of them have past work experience of the same job. The tribal female workers of the beauty parlors in Bangladesh are not only generating income from the beauty parlors they are providing a valuable service to the new consumer society. The main stream society is not yet ready to provide this type of services. So, we should not treat this migrant community as temporary visitors rather we should treat them as indispensable and contributing factor of the social and economic development in Bangladesh. There should be initiative from the government of Bangladesh to inspect health; safety; welfare and other related issues of the beauty parlors in Bangladesh and take necessary actions in this regard. Finally, the future research directions are presented.
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Nargis Akhter, Feroz Ahmed and Sohrab Hossain, 2011. Socio-economic Conditions of Tribal Female Workers of the Beauty Parlors in Bangladesh.  Asian Journal of Business Management, 3(2): 136-144.
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