Zone (EZP) factories and non-EPZ factories.
In addition, the sample of
retrenched workers was collected using a snow-balling ex-workers with whom the NUK was already acquainted.
The workers’ samples were taken from three different locations, Dhaka, Savar and Chittagong (Table 9). These three places are where most RMG factories are concentrated. Another area, Narayanganj, where knitwear factories are clustered,
was initially marked for collection of samples but was later dropped because knitwear factories were found to be better-off than woven-garment factories.
the majority Since there
of samples are of workers at are differences in terms of
woven-garment factories (Table size and management between
factories located in, and outside work or worked in both types of
of, Export Processing Zones factory were covered (Table
Table 9. Female sample by residence Current workers
Table 10.Type of factory
Total no. of factories
Moreover, although it would have been desirable to make a balanced gender analysis of the impacts by taking both male and female samples, given time and financial limitations, only female samples were taken. Also, preliminary information provided by the fieldworkers indicated that most retrenched workers were women.