Reservation wage of female volunteer community health workers in Dhaka urban slums: a bidding game approach.
Khurshid Alam, Sakiba Tasneem, Molla Huq
Health Econ Rev | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: BRAC, a large Bangladeshi NGO, recently has been using female volunteer community health workers (CHWs) in Dhaka urban slums to provide maternal and child health services. Due to erratic performance-based income and higher opportunity cost the urban CHWs lose motivation which contributes to high dropout and poor performance. This results challenges for the cost effectiveness and sustainability of the urban health program. CHWs also consider their performance-based income very low compare to their work load. So, CHWs raise their voice for a fixed income. In order to understand this problem we explored fixed income for CHWs and the correlates that influence it. We surveyed a sample..View full abstract