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ERIC Number: EJ1170194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1523-1615
Educational Attainment and Egalitarian Attitudes toward Women in the MENA Region: Insights from the Arab Barometer
Auletto, Amy; Kim, Taeyeon; Marias, Rachel
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v20 n1 p45-67 Fall 2017
Despite increasingly egalitarian attitudes toward women in the Middle East and North Africa, nations in this region continue to rank among the lowest in measures of gender equality. Using survey data, we examine the relationship between educational attainment and support for women. We find that increased educational attainment is predictive of greater support for women's employment and women's participation in post-secondary education. We also find that egalitarian attitudes have increased over time and education continues to remain a strong predictor of these attitudes. We argue for increased investment in education that promotes egalitarian attitudes for both genders in the MENA region.
Teachers College, Columbia University. International and Transcultural Studies, P.O. Box 211, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Algeria; Egypt; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Morocco; Palestine; Sudan; Tunisia; Yemen
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