Salma Ahmed

Salma Ahmed is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. Her research interests are gender inequality, child labour, education, health and fertility in developing countries. Much of her research has focused on the Indian Sub-Continent. She received her PhD in Economics and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics, both at Monash University, Australia.

Content by Salma Ahmed
  • Blog post

    The demographic impact of extended paid maternity-leave in Bangladesh

    With the passage of the Labour Act of 2006, Bangladesh outperforms India and other South Asian countries in paid maternity leave (ML) provisions. This record improvement in coverage to 24 weeks makes it quite unique among developing countries. Nearly all countries in South Asia have provided at least 12-weeks of paid maternity leave for decades. A study has been conducted...

    19 May 2017 | Salma Ahmed