Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Dion Scott- Kakures
© 2016 Freya M. Kerle
This thesis seeks to explore the social, cultural, economic and political factors that influence female labor force participation rates. Specifically, this research will focus on female economic activity in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. MENA is often understood as being monolithic in its treatment of women. This study aims to challenge this rhetoric by evaluating the factors that impact female labor in MENA. Upon considering multiple social, cultural, economic and political factors, this thesis will focus on the role of oil and religion in influencing female labor rates. Finally, this study will explore these influences on a micro-level and the role of oil and religion will be examined as to how they apply to female economic activity in both Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
Kerle, Freya M., "Factors Influencing Female Labor Force Participation Rates in the Middle East and North African Region: Looking at the Role of Oil and Islam in Tunisia and Saudi Arabia" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 845.
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