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Explaining Gender Differences in Socioeconomic and Political Objectives in the Middle East

Fengyu WuORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7017-5381 / Jeffrey B. Nugent
Published Online: 2018-05-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rmeef-2017-0031


The purpose of this article is identify and explain gender differences in eight important socioeconomic attitudes and political priorities among randomized samples of both males and females in 21 countries of the broadly defined Middle East. The attitudes and political priorities examined include the low status of women, lack of democracy, absence of a competitive private sector, income inequality and reliance on the military. In each case decomposition methods are used to divide these differences into those due to differences in the underlying characteristics of males and females and those due to differences in the effect of those characteristics

Keywords: socioeconomic values; economic policy preferences; gender differences; decomposing gender differences; Arab and Non Arab Countries of the Middle East


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Published Online: 2018-05-01

Citation Information: Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, Volume 14, Issue 1, 20170031, ISSN (Online) 1475-3693, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rmeef-2017-0031.

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