Rachel M. Heath

                     

Publications:
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".
Press/policy coverage: The Daily Star (Dhaka's English-language newspaper), New York Times Economix, Financial Times beyondbrics, Chris Blattman's blog, Development Impact, Ideas for India, Business Week, Cato Institute, livemint

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

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 (revision resubmitted to the World Bank Economic Review)

This article appeared as part of the United Nation's Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment

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)

Empowering Women to Avoid Sexual Violence (with Fabliha Ibnat)

Mothers, Daughters, and Autonomy (with Xu Tan)