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Women’s work and education in Iran: lessons from time-use data

Women’s work and education in Iran: lessons from time-use data

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Sara Taghvatalab

Women in MENA today spend less time in childbearing and are more qualified for market work – so why are their labour force participation rates so low compared with men? This column reports new evidence on how having a college education affects the way that married Iranian women divide their time between domestic work, market work and educating their children… more