Gender and Employment in Iran

  title={Gender and Employment in Iran},
  author={Ali Mollahosseini},
  journal={Indian Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={159 - 162}
  • A. Mollahosseini
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Economics
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
In 2001 women in Iran numbered 32.99 million out of a total population of 64.90, that is, over 50 per cent of the country’s population. With increase in the age at marriage and in educational levels, women’s workforce participation rate went from 9.1 per cent in 1996 to 14 per cent in 2004. Women’s share of general managerial positions is 5.32 per cent, but that in middle managerial positions is only 1.4 per cent. Job opportunities have not grown fast enough, and urban women’s unemployment… 

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