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One Hundred years of Economic Change in Bengal: Re-visiting the Economic Life of a Bengal District

Selim Raihan ()

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Abstract: Through the use of secondary data, field visits and focus group discussions, this study explores the dynamics of the evolution of the economic life in Greater Faridpur over the last 100d years (1910-2010). Such investigation suggests that there have been large increases in population and population density in Greater Faridpur. There has been important change in the religious composition of the population, with the proportion of Hindu population declining considerably over the decades. There have been significant improvements in physical infrastructure, such as roads and other forms of communication, and social infrastructure, such as health and education. Also, there have been significant changes in the structure of the economy. [Working Paper No. 201]. URL:[].

Keywords: economic change; Bengal; physical infrastructure; health; education; communication; economy; secondary data; field visits; focus group discussions; economic life; faridpur; population; density; poverty; expenditure; rice; landlessness; work; opportunity; J.C. Jack (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-10
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