Gender-role attitudes among Egyptian adolescents.

  title={Gender-role attitudes among Egyptian adolescents.},
  author={Barbara S. Mensch and Barbara L. Ibrahim and Susan Lee and Omaima el-Gibaly},
  journal={Studies in family planning},
  volume={34 1},
Using nationally representative survey data, this study explores gender-role attitudes among unmarried adolescents aged 16-19 in Egypt, a society characterized by distinct and often segregated roles for men and women. Adolescents' views about desirable qualities in a spouse as well as more direct indicators of gender-role attitudes are examined, including opinions about whether wives should defer to their husbands, share in household decision making, and have the responsibility for performing… CONTINUE READING
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