Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa

Gender Perspectives and Survival Strategies

  • Editors
  • Roksana Bahramitash
  • Hadi Salehi Esfahani

About this book


Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa examines the shortcomings of the economic development policies in the region before and after the Arab uprisings. Many MENA countries tried to pursue neoliberal policies to boost economic growth. However, the outcome was associated with rising and disproportionate unemployment among the youth and women. The focal point of the book is the role of gender and the ways in which policies translate into economic outcomes. Particular attention is paid to women's entrepreneurship, especially as owners of small and medium enterprises, which, as the authors argue, can potentially reduce unemployment and poverty for the population as a whole. The book offers perspectives on wholesome policies that take account of issues concerning gender and youth and, thus, contribute to lower unemployment and reduced poverty and inequity.


Africa African culture culture development Economic Development economics gender growth international economics macroeconomics Middle East Middle Eastern culture regions sociology women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56906-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48142-9
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