Miscellaneous - Egypt

The effect of mothers'employment on youth gender role attitudes: Evidence from Egypt

08.05.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Cross-nationally, having a working mother during childhood is associated with more egalitarian attitudes among both adult men and women. However, no previous studies have explored this relationship in the Middle East and North Africa, where women’s employment rates have remained persistently low. This paper examines the impact of having a working mother during childhood on Egyptian young people’s attitudes towards women’s roles in the public sphere, gender roles in the household, and ideals around number of children and women’s age at marriage that are related to gender roles.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Maia Siverding, Rania Roushdy & May Gadallah
  • Publishing house : Economic Research Forum
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 22
  • Language : English


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