Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/224014
Authors: 
Miaari, Sami H.
Khattab, Nabil
Sabbah-Karkabi, Maha
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13572
Abstract: 
This study investigates the factors that underlay the low labour force participation rate among Palestinian-Arab women in Israel relative to Jewish women despite the high educational attainment among this group. We focus on four factors that could explain this pattern: (i) socioeconomic factors such as age and education, (ii) culture factors such as the religiosity of the individual-woman and her family, (iii) family structure and related public policies, and (iv) the early retirement of Arab women from the labour market. We find that all four of these factors affect the probability of Palestinian-Arab women participating in the labour market. We conclude by discussing the implications of our findings for labour market policies.
Subjects: 
labour market participation
Arab women
public policy
gender
nationality
religiosity
early retirement
JEL: 
J01
J15
J13
J18
J26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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