Rachel M. Heath


Women's Access to Labor Market Opportunities, Control of Household Resources, and Domestic Violence, World Development 57: 32-46. [pdf] [World Bank WP 6149] [online appendix]

Working Papers:
Why do Firms Hire Using Referrals? Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories [pdf] (revision requested by the Journal of Political Economy)

Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women [pdf] with Mushfiq Mobarak (revision resubmitted to the Journal of Development Economics)

Previously circulated as "Does Supply or Demand Constrain Investments in Education? Evidence from Garment Sector Jobs in Bangladesh". Some results were reported in the Bangladeshi English-language paper The Daily Star and mentioned on the New York Times Economix and Chris Blattman's blogs and a guest post I wrote on Development Impact. Mushfiq also wrote about this research on the Ideas for India blog.

Intrahousehold Bargaining, Female Autonomy, and Labor Supply: Theory and Evidence from India [pdf] with Xu Tan

Bridging the Gap: Identifying What is Holding Self-Employed Women Back in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Republic of Congo, and Uganda [World Bank WP 6946] [online appendix] with Elisa Gamberoni and Emily Nix (submitted)

Women’s Assets at Marriage and Microenterprise Profits [pdf]

Research in Progress:
Property Rights and Investments in Inputs in Aquaculture (with Guthrie Gray-Lobe and Mushfiq Mobarak)

The Impact of Rural Health Worker Incentive Schemes on Health Outcomes: A Case Study of Southern Thailand (with Pasita Chaijaroen)

Women's Job Opportunities and Marriage Quality (with Jagori Saha)

Long-term Impacts of Livelihood Interventions on Intra-Household Violence in Bangladesh (with Amber Peterman, Neha Kumar, and Agnes Quisumbing)