Mine E. Cinar, PhD
The Economics of Women and Work in Middle East and North Africa
This volume in the Middle East Economic Association research series brings together a series of articles on a very important, but under-researched issue. A critical source of inefficiency in the region. is the status of women, as evidenced by large gender gaps in literacy, education, formal sector labor participation, legal rights and job opportunities. The topics covered in this volume range from cross-country comparisons of women's economic situation, with an emphasis on employment trends and macro-gender statistics, to micro level studies of employment and fertility patterns for a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries, including Egypt, Turkey, Palestine and Iran.