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] [online appendix]

Working Papers:
Why do Firms Hire Using Referrals? Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories [pdf]

Does Supply or Demand Constrain Investments in Education? Evidence from Garment Sector Jobs in Bangladesh [pdf] with Mushfiq Mobarak

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

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

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

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)