Exploring the relationship between conversion factors and health functioning: empirical evidence from ready-made garment manufacturing industry in Bangladesh

Nasrin, Shamima, Rasiah, Rajah, Baskaran, Angathevar and Khan, Hafiz ORCID: 0000-0002-1817-3730 (2018) Exploring the relationship between conversion factors and health functioning: empirical evidence from ready-made garment manufacturing industry in Bangladesh. Journal of Asian and African Studies. ISSN 0021-9096 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study examined the association between health condition and conversion factors(i.e. environmental, individual and social) among workers in the ready-made garment(RMG) industry in Bangladesh. It used data gathered from a cross-sectional survey of 775 RMG workers in the Dhaka and Narayanganj districts. Using multiple logistic regression, the study found that: (i) achieving good health among RMG workers is hindered by various factors including high job-related demands, high noise levels,workplace crowding, heavy workloads, and low level of educational attainment; (ii)job-related rewards and marital status have contributed to achieving good health; (iii)health condition of workers is worse for women than for men; and (iv) poor health condition was more prevalent among the oldest age group than in the lowest age category. The main contributions of this research are: (i) this study develops a comprehensive framework to determine the factors affecting the health condition of manufacturing workers in general, and RMG workers in particular; and (ii) this study examines the effects of both psychosocial and physical working conditions on the health of RMG workers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health
Depositing User: Kevin Sanders
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2018 09:22
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5332

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