Female Employment in the Middle East and North Africa: An Empirical Analysis

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There have been significant advances toward improving women’s well-being and social status in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the last few decades. However, women’s employment rate in the MENA region remains one of the lowest in the world. This study empirically examines the effects of firm-related and national factors on female employment in manufacturing firms located in the MENA region. 

Dr. Pascal Ghazalian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Ghazalian received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan. He was a post-doctoral research fellow at Université Laval. His primary fields of interest are International Economics, Development Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Applied Econometrics. He is also a Prentice Institute Research Affiliate.


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