Najma Sharif


Sobey School of Business
Economics

Faculty Member Information

Education

M.A., Economics, McMaster University, 1997
Ph.D., , McMaster University, 1992
M.A., Economics, Dhaka (Dacca) University, 1974
B.A., Honors - Economics, Punjab University, 1969

Academic Work Experience

1999 - Present, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary’s University
1997 - 1999, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary’s University
1996 - 1997, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary’s University
1996 - 2007, Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University
1996 - 2007, Adjunct Professor, International Development Studies, Dalhousie University
1992 - 1996, Assistant Professor , Department of Economics, Dalhousie University
1991 - 1992, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University
1988 - 1991, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1974 - 1975, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Dacca University

Honours

McMaster University Benefactor's Fellowship McMaster University - 1975

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Sharif N.. (1999)"Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: A Global Perspective", Feminist Economics 3:5, 143-159

Journal Articles

Sharif Najma. "Occupational Skill Attainment in Canada: The Role of Gender, Nativity Status and Ethnic Origin", International Review of Applied Economics 28:5 (Spring - 2014), 695-712
Sharif Najma, Dar-Brodeur A. "The Incidence and Costs of Education-Occupation Mismatches in Canada: Evidence from Census Data", Review of Applied Economics 5:2 (Spring - 2013), 82-100
Sharif Najma. "Occupational Attainment and the Earnings of Native-Born and Foreign-Born Canadians", International Business & Economics Research Journal 10:10 (Spring - 2011), 123-130
Sharif Najma. "Predicting the Occupational Choices of Foreign-Born and Second-Generation Canadians: Some Evidence from Census Data", International Business and Economics Journal 3:6 (Spring - 2010), 47-54
Sharif N.. "The Seculsion Ethic and the Educational Attainment and Well-being of Adolescent Girls", Briefing Notes in Economics No.52 (Winter - 2002), n/a
Sharif N.. "Developing Sustainable Livelihoods: The Case of Poor Female Youth in Sub-Sahara Africa", Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 2:2 (Spring - 2000), 1-24
Sharif N, Dar A. "Micro-Credit and Fertility Choices: An Empirical Study of Poor Women in Bangladesh", Atlantic Economics Association Papers 27 (Spring - 1998), 180-190

Presentation

Sharif Najma. "Paid vs. Self Employment among Canadian Immigrants: Some Findings from Census Data", International Business and Education Conference (Summer - 2014)
Sharif Najma. "The Effects of Gender on the Pattern of Labour Utilization: A Study of Native-born and Foreign–born Canadians", Conference of the International Association for Feminist Economists (Summer - 2013)
Sharif Najma, Dar-Brodeur A. "The Impact of Educational Mismatch on Earnings in Canada: The Role of Gender and Nativity Status", Conference of the International Association for Feminist Economists (Spring - 2012)
Sharif Najma. "The Economic Progress of Immigrants in Canada: An Empirical Study of Earnings", European Academic Conference (Spring - 2011)
Sharif Najma. "The Employment Status of Immigrant Women in Canada: Estimating Ethnicity and Length of Residence Effects from Census Data", Conference of the International Association for Feminist Economists (Spring - 2010)
Sharif N, Dar A. "On the Labour Market Experience of South Asian Immigrant Women: Evidence from Canadian Census Data", Canadian Asian Studies Association Meeting of the South Asia Council (Spring - 2002)
Sharif N, Dar A. "The Wage Distribution of Immigrant Women in Canada: An Empirical Study of the Information Gap", Economic Conference Statistics Canada (Spring - 2002)
Sharif N, Dar A. "Gender and the Access to Health Care of Immigrant and Native-Born Canadians: Some Findings for Atlantic Canada", Annual Meeting of the Centers of Excellence for Women’s Health (Spring - 2001)
Sharif N. "The Fertility and Earning of Immigrant Women: Some Preliminary Findings", The 5th National Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2001)
Sharif N, Dar A. "Going Beyond Micro-Credit: Microfinance as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation in Rural India", Canadian Asian Studies Association Meeting of the South Asia Council (Spring - 2001)
Sharif N, Dar A. "Socio-economic Status and Access to Health Care in the Atlantic Region: Some Empirical Findings", The 5th National Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2001)
Sharif N.. "Development Challenges: Recent Research Findings and their Implications", Gender and Development and Private Sector Development/Social and Economic Reform (Spring - 2001)
Sharif N, Dar A. "Income, Institutions and the Gender Dimensions of Educational Attainment: An Empirical Study of Developing Countries in Asia", Canadian Economic Association Conference (Spring - 2000)
Sharif N.. "An Overview of Immigrant Women's Health in the Atlantic Provinces", Fourth Annual National Metropolis (Winter - 2000)
Sharif N. "Micro-Credit, Livelihoods and Empowerment: A Study of Poor Female Adolescents in Bangladesh", Atlantic Canada Economics Conference (Fall - 1999)
Sharif N.. "Development Programs and Adolescent Girls: Some Dis-enabling Factors in the South Asian Setting", Made to Measure Symposium (Fall - 1999)
Sharif N. "Poor Female Youth and the Development of Human Capital and Dynamic Livelihoods: What Role for Micro-Credit Programs?", International Women and Credit Conference (Fall - 1999)
Sharif N. "Investing in Young Females in Developing Countries: A South-Central Perspective", Conference of the International Association of Feminist Economists (Spring - 1999)
Sharif N, Dar A. "The Economic Well-Being of the Elderly: An Empirical Study of South Asian Immigrants", Conference of the International Association of Feminist Economists (Spring - 1999)
Sharif N. "Micro-Credit Programs and Empowerment: An Empirical Analysis of Women's Decision-Making Status in Bangladesh", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 1999)
Sharif N, Dar A. "Micro-Credit and Fertility Choices: An Empirical Study of Poor Women in Bangladesh", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Fall - 1998)
Sharif N, Huda A. "The Impact of Credit: A Study of Poor Women in Bangladesh", Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference (Spring - 1998)
Sharif N.. "Estimating Economies of Scale in Household Consumption in a Developing, Rural Economy", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 1988)

Other Publications

Sharif N.. "Ensuring Access to Financial Services for the Rural Poor in India: A Literature Review and a Framework for Impact Assessment"
The South Asia Advisory Group Inc (Winter - 2001)
Sharif N, Amaratunga C. "Income, Ethnicity, and Access to Healthcare in the Atlantic Region"
The Regional Office of Health Canada (Winter - 2000)
Sharif N. "Youth Livelihood Choices and Constraints in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Gender Perspective"
The International Development Research Centre (Fall - 1998)

Service: Institutional Committees

Member, Selection Committee, 2012/03 - 2013/03 (Member)
Member, International Mobility Awards Committee, 2002/03 - None (Member)
Member, International Development Studies Executive, 1997/03 - 2002/03 (Member)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, International Development Studies, 1996/03 - 2011/03 (210)
Member, Development Committee, 1995/03 - None (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Member, Board of Governors, Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association 2002/03 - 2009/03