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Women's Rights in the Middle East

Rethinking the GCC's labor count

Gail Buttorff | Bozena Welborne

Rethinking the GCC's labor count.

By Gail Buttorff, Bozena Welborne and Nawra al-Lawati

This brief explores how a quirk in the measurement of women’s labor force participation and the demographic peculiarities of the Persian Gulf have resulted in the significant undercounting of female citizen labor in the Gulf Cooperation Council.