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The Social Sciences
Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 189-192
Factors Affecting Child Mortality and Schooling of Rural Chakma in CHT, Bangladesh
Nazrul Islam Mondal , Atikur Rahman Khan and Jefarson Chakma
 
Abstract: The main purpose of the study is to explore the factors affecting child mortality and schooling of Chakma tribal in rural Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) of Bangladesh. To do so it has been collected data from 200 households in rural CHT especially from Panchari and Dighinala thanas of Khagrachari district. The study results reveal that the literacy rate of rural Chakma is much higher but per head monthly income is much lower compared to the national level of Bangladesh. Although the family size in average is consistent to the average family size at the national level, the dependency rate is lower. The child mortality is more frequent in those families where household head is engaged in agricultural sector with lower level of family income and involved in drug addiction. It is observed that 48% of rural Chakma families have at least one drop-out child from school, which depends on the occupation of the family head and the economic conditions but does not depend on the distance of the nearest educational institution from home.
 
How to cite this article:
Nazrul Islam Mondal , Atikur Rahman Khan and Jefarson Chakma , 2008. Factors Affecting Child Mortality and Schooling of Rural Chakma in CHT, Bangladesh . The Social Sciences, 3: 189-192.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=sscience.2008.189.192