Mohammad Mainul Islam

Mohammad Mainul Islam
University of Dhaka · Department of Population Sciences

Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka

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Introduction
Professor Dr. Mohammad Mainul Islam received his Ph.D. in Demography from the Institute of Population Research, Peking University, China, specializing in Population Health. Dr. Islam completed a Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Program (GHR-CAPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University, Canada. As a permanent faculty, he is involved in the teaching and research at the Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - March 2021
University of Dhaka
Position
  • CEO
July 2017 - present
University of Dhaka
Position
  • Professor
May 2013 - October 2014
McGill University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
May 2013 - April 2014
McGill University
Field of study
  • Migration and Reproductive Health, Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine
September 2005 - July 2009
Institute of Population Research, Peking University
Field of study
  • Demography (Population Health)
August 2000 - February 2002
Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (58)
Technical Report
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This report was prepared by Wan He and Daniel Goodkind of the U.S. Census Bureau and Paul Kowal of International Health Transition, Australia, under the direction of Oliver Fischer, chief of International Programs Center, Population Division, Census Bureau. Karen Battle, chief of Population Division, and Victoria A. Velkoff, associate director for...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to the functioning of societies and their health systems. Prior to the pandemic, health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) were particularly stretched and vulnerable. The International Society of Global Health (ISoGH) sought to systematically identify priorities for health res...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to the functioning of societies and their health systems. Prior to the pandemic, health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) were particularly stretched and vulnerable. The International Society of Global Health (ISoGH) sought to systematically identify priorities for health res...
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Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to the functioning of societies and their health systems. Prior to the pandemic, health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) were particularly stretched and vulnerable. The International Society of Global Health (ISoGH) sought to systematically identify priorities for h...
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The COVID-19 is impacting the health of the population, including older persons. Available evidence shows that older people are highly vulnerable and more likely to have adverse health outcomes. In Bangladesh, the older population is rapidly increasing, living with various disadvantaged socio-economic conditions, including inadequate access and hea...
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The Bangladesh economy is characterized by remarkable progress in international migration, resulting in a considerable inflow of remittance. Although many studies have attempted to study the effect of foreign remittances on household expenditure patterns, no effort has been made to critically analyze the effects and implications of migration and re...
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The report covers the characteristics of elder abuse experienced by ASEM partners, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, gender issues to more fully understand the causes and risk factors of elder abuse, and the international society’s efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse. And each article is enriched with the relevant cases and...
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The op-ed provides a summary of the key findings of the study titled ‘Caesarean Section Delivery in Bangladesh’ published in the Bangladesh Development Initiative, explores the role played by education and wealth in the rising numbers of C-section deliveries in Bangladesh. It also investigates the factors associated with this kind of delivery such...
Technical Report
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As of November, 11.6 per cent of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh are aged 60 and above. For the overall population, COVID-19 cases are higher among men than women. 1 Men account for 72 per cent of overall confirmed cases and women for 28 per cent of overall cases. 2 • Deaths are higher among persons aged 60 and above. As of 30 November, 6...
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The impact of COVID-19 on older persons: Bangladesh analytical brief
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Although there should be no ambivalence regarding the importance of the Health and demographic surveillance System (HDSS), surveillance and research on human populations is beset with a variety of ethical issues. This is particularly true in the area of global health research, which merits attention in health policies related to research ethics. Th...
Technical Report
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The impact of COVID-19 on older persons: Bangladesh analytical brief July 2020
Research
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Key Messages: 1. The Department of Population Sciences of the University of Dhaka study (2017) reported 6 percentage points higher prevalence of child marriage (67%) than that is reported in the most recent Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018. 2. The incidence of neonatal, post-neonatal, and under-five mortality was higher among ever...
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The function of ethical review committee (ERC) or institutional review board (IRB) has become more complex, particularly to the internationally funded demographic and health surveys (DHS) conducted in developing countries, including Bangladesh. This study aims to explore the governance structure and process of ethics approval of DHS in Bangladesh,...
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While utilizing time series data for the period of 1972 to 2018, this paper attempts to provide empirical evidences of the long-run relationship between dependency ratio and economic growth. The analyses involve standard time series methods of Johansen cointegration analysis. Our empirical analysis reveals a negative and significant long-run impact...
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Gender-biased sex selection (GBSS) is a harmful practice, a form of discrimination against girls, and a human rights violation. It is alarming as it reflects the persistent low status of women and girls. The resulting gender imbalance can have a damaging effect on societies. In Bangladesh, the preconditions that can promote GBSS exist throughout so...
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Cesarean deliveries (C-section) have continued to rise at an alarming rate in Bangladesh, a trend which may increase maternal health risks. The prevalence of C-section deliveries in an institutional setting has increased from 2.4% in1999-2000, to 7.5% in 2007 and to 23% in 2014. This study finds that 15.3% of the C-section performed in 2014 were in...
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It has been widely accepted that the structure of population of a country can have significant contribution towards its growth effort. With the proportional increase of relatively older group of people in developed countries alongside the proportional rise of the youth population in the developing part of the world, it is of paramount importance...
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Rohinga refugees in Bangladesh are under significant health risks and it has become a challenge to address their health needs. There is need to scale up health services and increase access to essential reproductive health and child newborn care, especially for Rohingyas living in hard-to-reach areas. Considering numerous health risks and increasing...
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Background While studies on fertility and contraceptives issues are available, until recently adolescent motherhood has not received enough attention among policy makers in understanding adolescent motherhood in Bangladesh. We aimed to examine the trends and determinants of adolescent motherhood among women aged 15–49 years. Methods For trend anal...
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Purpose: Studies on remarriages based on census data are not available in Bangladesh. Moreover, questions like why the remarriage rate is declining in Bangladesh despite the increasing trend of divorce rate and what factors are associated with this declining trend of remarriage are not answered yet. Thus the purpose of this study is to assess the p...
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In spite of the high prevalence of child marriage in Bangladesh, studies of its effect on the educational attainment of women are limited. We sought to answer the following questions: To what extent does the effect of child marriage on educational attainment vary for women married below 16 and below 18 years of age? Secondly, how does age at first...
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This book is based on Masters dissertation (2002) of Mohammad Mainul Islam submitted to the Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. This dissertation is a sociological study based on primary data at grassroots level. Considering the historical representation of the sociological facts of the past which could be helpful to compare t...
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Background: Recent internal migration flows from rural to urban areas pose challenges to women using reproductive health care services in their migratory destinations. No studies were found which examined the relationship between migration, migration-associated indicators and reproductive health care services in Bangladesh. Methods: We analyzed th...
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In spite of the high prevalence of child marriage in Bangladesh, studies of its effect on the educational attainment of women are limited. We sought to answer the following questions: To what extent does the effect of child marriage on educational attainment vary for women married below 16 and below 18 years of age? Secondly, how does age at first...
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The migration of health professionals from low-and middle-income to high-income countries has received much attention amongst the global health community as an important factor influencing health care systems. There is however, much less dialogue about internationally trained health professionals who are not able to practice their professions in th...
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Background Marriage below the age of 18 years is practiced in low-income countries despite policies to diminish this practice. We assessed these policies and age at marriage, sociodemographic characteristics and child marriage, and child marriage and grand multiparity (gave birth five or more times) and pregnancy termination. Methods We did this c...
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This paper attempts to understand the key issues related to population and development in the context of Bangladesh. With the help of secondary data, it analyzes current status of population of Bangladesh, especially in terms of its size and quality, as reflected in maternal mortality, child mortality, fertility, nutrition status, poverty, etc. Fin...
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Under-five aged childhood mortality reductions among the most of the countries of the world are too slow to meet the Millennium Development Goal of a two-thirds reduction by 2015. Indeed, some countries and regions have achieved remarkable reductions, Bangladesh being one example to investigate the trends and patterns experienced over the years. Mo...
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In Bangladesh, over the past few decades there has been a substantial progress in reducing infant, child and under-five mortality. However, differentials in trends and patterns of mortality by the demographic determinants have not been explained elaborately. In this regard this paper reviews the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys (BDHS) cond...
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In the history of population studies in China a noted scholar named Ma Yinchu (1882-1982) is a remarkable figure who first advocated for population control more scientifically just after the establishment of the P. R. China in 1950s.He realized the problem of Chinese population and provided his outstanding views to solve the problem in a more scien...
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In the process of rapid globalization and transformation, cross-cultural marriage has turned into a major concern for the social scientists including sociologists and demographers in this present century. In China, with the largest population in the world, cross-cultural marriage has occurred significantly since the market economy reformation in 19...
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Over the past few decades there has been a substantial progress in reducing infant, child and under-five mortality in Bangladesh. Although the overall mortality declines remarkably differentials and variations within the mortality by socioeconomic determinants not explained more elaborately. As few countries and regions have achieved remarkable red...
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Background This study aims to examine the stages of mortality and epidemiologic transition in Bangladesh where detailed studies are not well documented but significant decline in fertility and mortality have been achieved at a rather low level of income. Methods With the application of time-series and cross sectional analyses by using the nationall...
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Population and development have become an important concern through forming right policy and its implementation to seek a way to achieve sustainable development with population, economy, society, resources and environment all in a harmony. Therefore policy should be time-demand based and appropriate in nature. In this respect the population policy...
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This article employs a multi-state model to project human capital and the demand for education personnel and investment in China during the first three decades of the 21st century. The multi-state model is based on the carefully adjusted 2000 national census and previous studies that estimate fertility, mortality, net migration and education transi...
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The differentials in infant and child mortality by gender, with subsequent shorter survival rates for females, are common in South Asian countries where Bangladesh is a distinct example. The understanding of gender differentiation and their determinants at the macro level are needed to formulate effective policy of child survival intervention. Alth...

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