African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 187

Full Length Research Paper

Socio-economic and family planning aspects of rural people in Bangladesh: A case study of Comilla District

Md. Shahidul Islam
  • Md. Shahidul Islam
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
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  •  Received: 07 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 14 November 2014
  •  Published: 31 December 2014


The main focus of this study is to investigate the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of some villages in a particular area of Bangladesh. Since Bangladesh is a rural based country, it is essential to study a village in particular to conclude on the socio-economic characteristics and family planning of Bangladesh as a whole. For this study, some villages have selected from Comilla District. Initially, the study was planned to cover all the rural families of villages. Our population is the total number of respondents of the villages in Comilla District and 500 respondents were taken as the sample. After collecting data, Information were arranged in different tables and analyzed. For the analysis, various tests were performed such as Chi square test, t-test, correlation test and logistic regression. This study shows the income and expenditure pattern of the respondents, literacy among the villagers, the nature of  the households, family planning behavior of the study population, occupation of  the householders and some others economic and demographic characteristics.

Key words: Socio-economic, family planning, rural area, Bangladesh.