Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Middle East Studies
© 2013 Monica Dreitcer
This thesis addresses the influences on family size for Palestinian refugees in Beirut. It is based on ethnographic research done in a camp in Beirut over a three month period in which 24 women were interviewed to discern why they choose to have the number of children that they do. This thesis argues that changing nationalist ideals, declining economic status, and evolving women’s roles in the family contributed to the average decrease in family size.
Dreitcer, Monica, "Changing Influences on Family Size for Palestinian Refugee Women in Beirut" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 228.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.