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Dr. A H M Belayeth Hussain

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: (604)-653 3681
Fax: (604)-6566379
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Academic Qualifications
Ph.D.Social Sciences, International Center for Development & Decent Work (ICDD), University of Kassel (Germany) 2014.
Master of Arts, Development Studies, Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp (Belgium) 2008.
Master of Social Sciences, Sociology, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Bangladesh 1998 (Graduated in December 2000).

Areas of Specialisation
Work and occupations, gender issues, financial inclusions, health policy, policy analysis.


Indexed peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Social distancing in risk society: a cross-national analysis of policy responses to COVID-19 pandemic. Sociological Perspectives, SAGE, 2020 (Candidate for Special Issue—Coronavirus & Society).
  • Flattening mobility in a pandemic. Contexts, SAGE, 2020 (American Sociological Association), 2020 (Candidate for COVID-19 themed issue).
  • COVID-19: Job security, social dialogue, and the subjective health of working people. Global Labour Column, Global Labour University, 2020. http://column.global-labour-university.org/2020/07/job-security-social-dialogue-and.html
  • Precarity or decent work? Perceived working conditions and life satisfaction of SME workers in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Development Studies Research, Taylor & Francis, 2020 (Accepted).
  • Disciplinary technologies of microfinance: Fictitious proximity, visibility, and surveillance in rural microfinance in Bangladesh. Sociologus, Duncker and Humblot. https://doi.org/10.3790/soc.69.2.147.
  • Disciplining microfinance borrowers in Bangladesh. Social Change, SAGE. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049085719863890.
  • Does financial inclusion increase financial resilience? Evidence from Bangladesh. Development in Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1607256.
  • Factors influencing working conditions of small enterprises in Sylhet City, Bangladesh. Development in Practice, Volume: 28, Issue: 01, pages 138 - 151. Taylor & Francis, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2018.1404008.
  • Do decent working conditions contribute to work-life balance of small entrepreneurs in Bangladesh? Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Emerald, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1108/APJIE-04-2018-045.
  • Unequal Ecological Exchange and its Underlying Causes. Journal Environmental Protection and Ecology, 2011, 12(2), 698- 707. Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Embodiment and Emotionality of Women Credit Clients: Scrutinizing Agency Constraints of BRAC Microcredit Clients in Sunamganj, Bangladesh. Asian Social Science, 2010. 10.5539/ass.v6n11p3.
  • Perception of Environmental Degradation and Family Size: A Comparative Study on Married Men and Women (Indigenous People) in Bangladesh. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2010. https://ssrn.com/abstract=1672061.

Book and book chapters

  • Decent work and gender equality: role of social dialogue in ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh. Springer Nature, 2020. (Abstract accepted, chapter under review).
  • Remediation programs for decent work. Springer Nature, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_58-1.
  • Financial inclusion, financial resilience, and climate change resilience, Springer Nature, 2020. (Abstract accepted, chapter under review).
  • Climate change, debate, and dimensions of coping strategies. Springer Nature, 2020. (Abstract accepted, chapter under review).
  • Application of SEM using Smart PLS: Examining decent working conditions of small enterprises. SAGE Research Methods Cases, SAGE, 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526445698.
  • Disciplinary Technologies of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh: Comparison of BRAC and BRDB Programs. Kassel, Germany: Kassel University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.19211/KUP9783862198795.
  • Asia. In H. Schwenken & L.-M. Heimeshoff (Eds.), Domestic Workers Count: Global Data on an Often Invisible Sector (First ed., pp.24-33). Kassel, Germany: Kassel University Press. http://www.unikassel.de/upress/online/frei/978-3-86219-050-8.volltext.frei.pdf.

Other peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Financial inclusion through mobile micro banking: building a prototype for transaction cost efficiency in micro-finance practice.  Global Disclosure of Economics and Business. i-Proclaim, 2017. Malaysia.
  • Gender-sensitivity of Bangladesh PRSP:  A Gender Scanning. SUST Journal of Social Sciences, 2016. Bangladesh.
  • Engendering Development: Where does it Stand?  SUST Studies, 2010. Bangladesh.
  • Theoretical Anarchism in Sociology. SIU Studies, 2006. Bangladesh.
  • Urban Informal Occupants in Sylhet City: A Study of Social Exclusion Approach. SUST Studies, 2005. Bangladesh.

Other articles

  • Disciplinary Technologies in Microfinance Strategies.  In: Decent work and Development Glossary, ICDD, University of Kassel, 2012. Germany.
  • Constraining Factors of Women's Agency in Microcredit Operations: The Case of BRAC's Project in Bangladesh. Exchange to Change, 6-8. University of Antwerp, 2011. Belgium.

Research projects

  • CO-RESEARCHER with Noraida Endut, Anis Farahwahida Mohd Karim, Azman Azwan Azmawati, “Due Diligence in Cases of Sexual Harassment in the Civil Service in Malaysia: Towards models for sustainable intervention”, RM60,000.00, 01/09/2019-31/08/2021
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: “Transforming through empowering: safety remediation using digital helpline in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh.” (Active, 2018-2021).
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: “Decent work indicators revisited in ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh.” (Active, 2018-2020).
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: “Mobile banking and financial resilience in wetland ecosystem: A case of haor basin in Bangladesh.” (Completed, 2017-2019).
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: “Does perception about precarious works influence satisfaction with life of SME workers? Study in Sylhet Division, Bangladesh.” (Completed, 2016-2018).
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: “Does financial inclusion increase financial resilience? Evidence from Bangladesh.” (Completed, 2016-2017).

Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA)

11800 USM, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
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