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Although women constitute 50% of the total population of Bangladesh, only 18% are economically involved in the total labor force. They are involved in diversified work within their homesteads. However, during times of family needs and economic crisis, women are involved in non-traditional jobs. In the fisheries sector, Muslim women are traditionally not involved in fishing but they are involved in fish drying and salting.

The decision to work is ultimately a decision on how to spend time; the choice being based on a comparison of the gains derived from market opportunities and the benefits of staying at home. Once in the labor force, the labor supply decision (that, is, the number of hours per time period) is influenced by various demographic, economic, and socio-psychological factors. Using this framework, this paper seeks to determine the significant predictors of married women's labor supply behavior.

International Symposium on Women in Asian Fisheries presents a record of the 1998 symposium. The fisheries sector has unique problems related to women, which have to be addressed not only from a technical standpoint but also from a social one. The symposium is aimed at stimulating discussion and promoting well-planned research and development activities in this area.

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