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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 78–101.
Published: 01 July 2012
... citizens of Israel are part of an ethnic and national minority. Of Israel’s 7.1 million people, about 1.3 million are Palestinian Israeli citizens, constituting about 19.5 percent of the total population, including the population in Jerusalem.1 Due to its lack of natural resources and raw materials...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 89–102.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... Students’ Initial Reactions to Role-Playing (Questions 1 and 3) The majority of men and women expressed excitement upon first hearing about the project (61 percent of men; 46 percent of women) and were willing to take part in it (73.2 percent of men; 67.6 percent of wom- en). Only...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 146–149.
Published: 01 July 2006
... used public education forums to further gender segregation. This segregation is clear- ly evidenced in the ninety-five percent unemployment rate for females compared to eighteen percent for males (250-1). However, the economic hardship felt in Saudi Arabia after the 1980s has...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 261–282.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., neither has been enacted. 6. The Pacific region had the lowest average number of women legislators in national parliaments, with 15.4 percent, and the Nordic region had the highest average, with 42.0 percent (Inter-Parliamentary Union 2014 ). 7. Egypt’s 1979 quota, reserving 30 seats in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2019
... women or not, as opponents fear a shift in the “sectarian balance” away from Christians to Muslims (Dorigo 2013 ). Sunni Palestinian men were estimated to constitute 38 percent of non-Lebanese husbands in Lebanon, according to a report written by the United Nations Development Program (Charafeddine...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 109–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... are generally restricted to disciplines practiced in work- places where social supervision is prevalent, particularly teaching (2005). In recent years, increased proportions of Arab women have entered the teaching profession, so that in 2010, 42.4 percent of all employed Arab women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 384–389.
Published: 01 November 2018
... studies are available on the number of women who receive an abortion in Palestine formally or informally. However, two studies shed light on the subject. The first was a survey conducted in eleven refugee camps in the West Bank that included 333 married women of reproductive age (15–49 years), 40 percent...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and female candidates. This initiative was adopted and was very successful: 624 women registered as candidates (of 3,700 total), 540 through political parties (encouraged by zipper lists) and 84 as independents. Sixty-two percent of Libyans (40 percent of them women) cast over 1.7 million ballots...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 206–208.
Published: 01 July 2020
... importance of male kin in advocating women’s rights. This is complemented by quantitative analysis demonstrating that roughly 40 percent of girls married after their fathers were already deceased and that 37–59 percent went on to remarry, from which Krakowski concludes that Jewish households were more varied...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 July 2014
... expatriates, comprise 55 percent of the nation’s total work force (MONE 2010). However, Omani women are only 27 percent of the total native workforce, and their relative composi- tion is lower in the private sector (19 percent) than in the government 138  mn  Journal of Middle East women’s studies  10...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 87–99.
Published: 01 July 2008
... percent of subjects were between 20 and 30 years old. Forty-fi ve percent of responders said they lived with their parents, 21% lived with their husband’s parents, and 34% lived in their own house or apartment. Fift y-fi ve percent attended university, 31% stayed at home, and 14% worked...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2013
...,” in competition with other global labor markets such as India, Bangladesh, and China, while deep- ening its reliance on the productive, low-wage illegal, and quasi-legal “sweatshop” or informal manufacturing sector (102). Not only are 60 percent of all workers employed in the informal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2007
... varicocele prevalence study to date, undertaken among 9,034 male partners of couples consulting for infertility, the World Health Organization (1992) determined that 25 percent of the men with sperm defects had vari- coceles, as opposed to only 12 percent of the men with normal sperm...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 126–138.
Published: 01 March 2016
... literacy rates from 35.5 percent in 1976 to 96.0 percent in 2008 (Aryan 2012 , 40). When public universities reopened in 1983, a parallel private university system called Daneshgah-ye Azad-e Eslami (Free Islamic University) was established, with branches in almost every city and town across the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 March 2008
... dynamics as they pertain to education and educational aspirations, a heavy emphasis on education long having been a key element of Palestinian national identity. She re- ports that 87 percent of parents surveyed wish for their sons to achieve a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 72 percent for their...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 July 2016
... veiling, fashion, beauty, cultural consumption, and consumer habits. The results are discussed in light of the motivations of women who veil. The survey found that most of the respondents (71 percent) who observed the veil stated that they did so out of a sense of obedience to this Islamic requirement...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 48–70.
Published: 01 November 2006
... been in the legislature, making Morocco the only Arab nation to have women composing 10 percent of its parliament. The King has been quoted as saying that since women make up 50 percent of the population, they should have a similar representation in the legislature. Since his...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
... society, 1 about 10 percent of Palestinian families in Israel are headed by a single parent, usually a mother (Central Bureau of Statistics 2014b ). This article is based on a study I conducted between 2007 and 2011 with twenty-four divorced, separated, and widowed Palestinian single mothers of Muslim...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... clearly fostered education among Jewish girls. Its first girls’ school in Tétouan opened in 1866, only four years after its first boys’ school (Miller 1996 , 237). In Tunisia in 1955 girls made up 48.8 percent of Jewish schoolchildren, while in 1954 girls were only 26.1 percent of Muslim schoolchildren...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 174–192.
Published: 01 July 2018
... difference between wealthy villagers and the urban poor. All census reports considered ten the minimum age for laborers, male or female. The proportion of girls or boys among laborers considerably differed, depending on the region and time period. In 1956 Abadan, for example, 13.0 percent of boys between the...