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Dr Aysegul Kayaoglu - (University of Bremen, Germany) - The Role of Ethnic Concentration and Segregation on Gender Norms

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We are pleased to announce the 1st Seminar Series on Governance, Institutions, and Sustainability” jointly hosted by the Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies and by the Birkbeck Responsible Business Centre, within the Birkbeck Business School.   

In our rapidly evolving world, the intricate web connecting governance, institutions, and sustainability has become increasingly prominent. We invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners to enhance this very important debate and to join us in exploring the profound intertwining of these critical elements at our upcoming seminar series.



Gender inequality in labour force participation is common across countries. However, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have a particularly wide gap. Various demand- and supply-side structural factors are well-documented as a cause of low female LFP, particularly in the MENA region, including public sector retrenchment and wage discrimination. However, the roles of these structural factors are contentious in societies where gender norms are not in favour of women. A recently growing body of literature shows that culture, norms, and religion have a crucial impact on the LFP of women. That said, there is little evidence about the channels that impact gender norms. Using the evidence from Turkey, which hosts the largest refugee population in the world, I analyze the impact of ethnic concentration and segregation on gender norms among refugee women. . 



Dr Aysegul Kayaoglu (University of Bremen, Germany)


Hosting Institutes 

Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS), Birkbeck University of London, and Birkbeck Responsible Business Centre 


Convener/Organiser: Dr Luca Andriani


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