METU Department of Economics Seminar Series (Oct 17th)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Department of Economics Seminar Series
"Why is the Middle East and North Africa so Patriarchal?"
(King's College London)
Date: October 17, 2022 (Monday)
FEAS - A Building
The Middle East and North Africa is the most patriarchal region in the world. Although there is great variety in the region - Beirut and Istanbul are more liberal than Cairo and Qom - every single country in MENA has lower female employment and political leadership than the global average. Why is this?