Interview Schedule for Assessing the Living Standard of the Women Garments Worker

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Interview schedule for assessing the living standard of the women garments worker


The broad objective of the study is to conduct a questionnaire on the living standard of the women garments worker. For time and resource constraint, the questionnaire will be done only in Dhaka as the concentration of worker in Dhaka is the most.

The specific objectives of the questionnaire are:

➢ Collect data on the socio-economic profile of the respondents.

➢ Assess the food security status and nutritional awareness.

➢ Assess women’s empowerment at the family and community levels

➢ Estimate the extent of creation of assets through the utilization of savings.

➢ Assess the overall level of health status and hygiene behavior.


i) Socio-economic profile/status:

□ Age

□ Marital status

□ Religion

□ Literacy

□ Working experience in years

□ Monthly income of the women worker

□ Monthly income of the family

□ No of earning members

□ Monthly expenditure

□ Savings and their uses.

ii) Food security and nutritional status:

□ Number of meals taken per day

□ Adequacy of food

□ Variety of food items consumed

□ Percentage of expenditure on food items

□ Regular intake of vitamin and iron.

□ Washing and boiling practices of vegetables.

□ Drinking boiled water

iii) Women empowerment at family and community level:

□ Food purchasing

□ Non-food expending

□ Children education

□ Children’s marriage

□ Health expediture

□ Community meeting

□ Community adjudication

iv) Creation of assets:

□ Type of assets

□ Value of assets

□ Source of procurement of assets

□ Possession of television/radio/vcd player/ mobile phone

□ Saving pattern

v) Health status and hygiene behavior:

□ Health examination

□ Incidence of disease

□ Treatment in case of illness

□ Immunization status

□ Weight

□ Height

□ Diarrhea during last 3 months

□ Breast feeding

□ Use of mosquito nets

□ Age of marriage

□ Number of children

□ Age at which first child was born

□ Health service received during pregnancy

□ Use of contraceptives

□ Food preservation techniques

□ Waste disposal techniques

□ Types of latrines used

□ Use of footwear while going to latrines

□ Hand washing practices

□ Availability of potable water

vi) Housing conditions:

□ Residence type (rental/ownership)

□ Room number and family size

□ House type (katcha/ semi-pucca/ building)

□ Availability of electricity, gas and water system

□ Monthly expenditure for the above three services

□ Distance and conveyance used for going to workplace.
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