2. Research Projects

Research Projects

Aug 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2021

Child Marriage in Bangladesh



In this project, we aim to show relationship
between climate change and child marriage in Bangladesh. It has bene long
conjectured by scholars that natural disaster such as flood which became more
frequent and prevalent due to climate change is one of main driving forces
behind child marriage in Bangladesh. Families with economic shock try to marry
off their daughters at earlier age to pay cheaper dowry. We overcome several
empirical obstacles by utilizing data with detailed migration and origin family
of women which is then matched with historical flood data compiled from
satellite data constructed by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space