The patrilineal trap of the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the most patriarchal region in the world. Although there is great variety in the region — Beirut and Istanbul are more liberal than Cairo and Qom — every single country in MENA has lower female employment and political leadership than the global average. Figure 1. Gender inequalities in MENA and other…

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