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

Fengyu Wuhttp://orcid.org/0000-0001-7017-5381 1  and Jeffrey B. Nugent 1
  • 1 Economics, University of Southern California, CA, Los Angeles, USA
Fengyu WuORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7017-5381 and Jeffrey B. Nugent

Abstract

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

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