Attitudes to Female Employment in Four Middle Eastern Countries

Part of the Women’s Studies at York Series book series (WSYS)


It is well known that women’s participation in the labour force is low in Middle Eastern countries. Although it is thought that current data-gathering techniques bias downwards the measurement of women’s economic activity, particularly in developing countries,1 there is some evidence that female labour force participation in the Muslim Middle East is low even compared to other developing countries.


Labour Force Female Worker Female Employment Female Labour Force Participation Middle Eastern Country 
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© Haleh Afshar 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of DurhamUK

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