Ethnicity, Gender, and Exclusion: Which Occupations Are Open to Israeli Palestinian Women?

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Abstract

When we started our research into Palestinian women’s employment in Israel several years ago, very few people, either in academia or outside, were interested. In sociology, Israeli researchers were concerned with comparing either Mizrahim and Ashkenazim, or Palestinian and Jewish men. But Palestinian women were not very present in the labor market, and it was therefore easy to ignore them. Following a very slow and long upward trend that started in the 1960s, labor force participation rate of Palestinian women in the beginning of the twenty-first century was about 20 percent, a very low figure compared with the much higher labor force participation of Jewish women (Yonay and Kraus 2009).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalestinians in the Israeli Labor Market
Subtitle of host publicationA Multi-disciplinary Approach
EditorsNabil Khattab, Sami Miaari
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Chapter4
Pages87-109
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-33645-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Muslim Woman
  • Jewish Woman
  • Arab Woman
  • Academic Woman
  • Christian Woman

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