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This paper supports the validity of nonlinear quadratic U shaped function between female labor force participation rate and Economic Growth for Bangladesh over the period 1991 -2012. The result is robust when growth of per capita energy consumption is considered as a proxy indicator of economic development. In Bangladesh the rising portion of U curve is explained by women's active participation in manufacturing and service sector. Women are still economically active in the Agricultural sectordoi:10.18488/journal.aefr/2016.6.12/102.12.719.728 fatcat:pdb54uuqnvhffixvv7hdhbj3f4